Despite the obvious challenges presented by the global pandemic, Poole-based marine electronics specialists, Actisense, are on track for their best-ever year of trading.
The 23-year-old company, who have grown their headcount by 10% during the pandemic, have seen sales growth from both the leisure and commercial marine sectors. Annual sales have been rising from Q1-Q3 and the company is on track to exceed their 2019 turnover by a margin of between 5-7%.
The company have also won plaudits in two separate awards programmes, having been named Best Marine Tech Company at the annual South Coast Tech Awards, as well as having won the award for Business Growth & Strategy at the Make UK Manufacturing Awards, both in October.
The Department for International Trade has recognised Actisense as an “Export Champion”, having worked with the DIT to successfully make export a major part of their trade strategy.
Actisense CEO, Phil Whitehurst, commented on the year’s successes:
“This has been a strange year, for sure! The initial uncertainty forced us to reassess some of our marketing avenues – especially in light of most boat shows being cancelled. We are grateful to have had such amazing support from our customers and distribution partners, helping 2020 fare much better than we’d anticipated. As for the awards and accolades – these are the cherry on the cake! As a business, and a larger one at that, we’re looking forward to harnessing the positive energy from our wonderful team as we head into the new year.”
Actisense have a further series of exciting innovations that they plan to bring to market later this year and into 2021. For more information about Actisense, visit www.actisense.com.