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Marine Electronics Specialists Celebrate Landmark 20th Anniversary

Active Research, creators of the award-winning marine electronics brand Actisense, have celebrated their landmark 20th Anniversary with a special event welcoming distributors and local dignitaries.

Multi-award winning NMEA specialists, Active Research, has hosted a special 20th year anniversary celebration. Active Research has established an enviable worldwide reputation within the last two decades as creators of the Actisense marine electronics brand as well as advisors to other reputable marine electronics manufacturers such as Airmar and Raymarine. Their award-winning NMEA products are now exported to over 70 distributors in 40 countries. These stretch as far afield as the US, New Zealand, Iceland, China and now all of mainland Europe.

Actisense 20 Anniversary with Mayors Party

Founded by Phil Whitehurst in 1997, Active Research has been rapidly transformed into a leading manufacturer of specialist marine electronics products. From a small one-bedroom operation, the company has continued to expand and is now situated within an 8000-square ft. commercial facility in Harwell Road, Poole.

Marking the landmark anniversary, Active Research welcomed VIP guests including the Mayor of Poole Councillor Lindsay Wilson, the Mayoress and Sheriff of Poole Councillor Sean Gabriel. The celebration included a guided tour and exclusive preview of Active Research’s latest product developments. This gave attendees the opportunity to discover what the future of has in store for the company and the Actisense brand. Delivering speeches, Phil Whitehurst thanked numerous supporters, whilst VIP guests including the Mayor of Poole also acknowledged Active Research’s contributions to the international marine industry.

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Active Research said:

”Our anniversary celebrations were a great opportunity to thank our friends, family, staff and supporters. They have played a key part in the growth and evolution of Active Research and we would not have reached our second decade without them! I would also to thank the Mayor, Mayoress and Sheriff of Poole for taking the time to join in with our celebrations.’’

Mayor of Poole, Councillor Lindsay Wilson said:

“It was a great honour to be invited to Active Research’s 20th Anniversary. Producers of high-quality marine electronics products, they are well-known for their expertise and innovation. The business is an excellent success story and we wish them the best in all their future endeavours.’’

Serving both the leisure and commercial marine markets, Active Research and Actisense have been recognised with many regional, national and industry accolades over the years. These include Dorset Business Awards, Blackmore Vale Business Awards, Great British Entrepreneur Awards and David Coleman Award for Exporting.

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