The MPI Group is a publishing, training and marketing company that has been involved in the marine industry since 1981.

The MPI Group was originally formed to publish the well respected ship repair, maintenance and conversion magazine Drydock, which it still does to this day. Since those early days The MPI Group has produced a number of publications and delivered many training courses. This has given the group an impressive list of contacts and a detailed knowledge of the industry.

Our Brands

Corrodere Academy is the most advanced and innovative method of education and training for the surface treatment and coatings industry.

PCE International is a quarterly publication that continues to unite the International protective and marine coatings markets.

Fitz’s Atlas is the No.1 Resource for Coating Specialists, Inspectors and Surveyors Worldwide, serving as an invaluable companion for those working in the Coatings Industry.

Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance-learning diplomas, with courses written and directed by experts in their field.

If you are involved in ship repair and maintenance afloat or in drydock you cannot afford to be without Drydock Magazine.

Satzuma Creative is a web & print design studio based in Peel House, Farnham. We work with many high profile clients and provide good quality design both quickly and affordably.

Who We Work With

Meet The MPI Group Team

Central Support Team

Andrew Deere

Andrew Deere

Managing Director

Emma Hardy

Emma Hardy

Office Manager / PA

Claire Long

Claire Long

Finance Manager

Laura Gurney

Laura Gurney

Accounts Payable

Claire Upton

Claire Upton

Accounts Receivable

Abi Whattingham

Abi Whattingham

Finance Assistant

Emma Cross

Emma Cross

Membership Account Manager

Joanna Dyson-Thomas

Joanna Dyson-Thomas

Personal Assistant

Publishing – Drydock & PCE International Magazines

Mark Langdon

Mark Langdon

Editorial

Mike Garside

Mike Garside

Editorial Consultant

Nick Carugati

Nick Carugati

Advertising Manager

Corrodere – Education and Training

David Eyre

David Eyre

Project Manager

Lucy Pavia

Lucy Pavia

Account Manager

Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw

Course Manager

Meena Tipson

Meena Tipson

Global Account Manager

Maritime Training Academy – Education and Training

Nicola Deere

Nicola Deere

Account Manager

Beth Cook

Beth Cook

Account Manager

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Account Manager

Satzuma Creative – Design for Web & Print

Tatum Le Patourel

Tatum Le Patourel

Studio Manager

Joshua O'Sullivan

Joshua O'Sullivan

Creative Designer

Latest News

  • Industrial Coatings Apprenticeship launched to...
    by corrodere on August 29, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    (Left to right) – Sam Cunningham, Materials Testing Account Manager, Skills Training UK Joe Fife, Apprentice, Joe Irvine, Apprentice, Adam Swain, Apprentice, Marty Barnes, Apprentice, Stephen Hankinson, Group Chairman of the Hanksinson Group. Photo credit: The Skills Training UK Industrial Coatings Applicator in action Photo credit: Hankinson Group Award winning Apprenticeships provider […]

  • Certification
    by corrodere on March 15, 2019 at 11:05 am

    One of the hottest topics in the marine and protective coating industry is certification of applicators. For many years it has been a requirement for inspectors to hold accredited 3rd party certification such ICorr, SSPC or NACE level 1, 2 & 3. Training for applicators has been available for many years but no training scheme... Read More The post Certification appeared first on Corrodere.

  • Thin Film Intumescent Applicator Course...
    by corrodere on February 26, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    We are pleased to announce the release of our thin film intumescent applicator course. The course is available throughout our network of affiliate training provider and is suitable for both new and experienced applicators of intumescent coatings. There has never been any formal, accredited training for intumescent applicators specifically aimed at the industry. The Building... Read More The […]

  • ICorr Coating Inspection course workshop
    by corrodere on February 7, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Distance learning has major benefits for students wishing to study without impacting their working day. At Corrodere we are acutely aware some distance learning courses can make the student feel a little isolated and we have always offered students continued support during their learning process. To supplement this we developed workshops to complement the training... Read More The post ICorr […]

  • In Conversation with Course Director Jonathan...
    by studio on February 27, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Since joining Burgess Yacht Brokers at the age of 23, Jonathan Beckett has become one of the most successful and experienced yacht brokers in the industry, having orchestrated the sale of many of the world’s most famous yachts. From 1981 to 1983, he worked in Monaco with the company’s founder Nigel Burgess, before moving to The post In Conversation with Course Director Jonathan […]

  • Q&A with Course Director Toby Maclaurin
    by studio on November 4, 2019 at 9:35 am

      As an enthusiastic yachtsman, Toby Maclaurin has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has also completed two Atlantic crossings in small yachts.   Toby has served on the council of ABYA (Association of British Yacht Agents) and was elected to the MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association) governing board in 2008, before completing The post Q&A with Course […]

  • Giving students the freedom to further their...
    by studio on July 1, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Giving students the freedom to further their career goals The Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance learning diplomas, and we help thousands of students from all around the world to enhance their knowledge and further their careers.   We spoke to Lina Velickaite, an experienced Chief Stewardess with a demonstrated history The post Giving students the […]

  • In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh...
    by studio on February 13, 2019 at 11:13 am

    When it comes to enhancing your maritime career development, you can’t beat practical insider knowledge and years of experience. This is why our courses are designed and written by experts who have all done their time in the industry and who know the ins and outs of it – enabling them to offer current and The post In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh McQuaid appeared first […]

  • Platform supply vessels go for filtration/UV BWT
    by Drydock on March 26, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Evac Evolution ballast water management systems (BWMS) are to be installed on two platform supply vessels operated by Harvey Gulf International, the US marine transportation company that specialises in providing support vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Harvey Spirit and Harvey Supplier (85.4m overall) will each be fitted with Evac [...] The post Platform supply […]

  • Apprenticeships get new investment
    by Drydock on March 25, 2020 at 11:20 am

    A new Modern Apprenticeship in boat building is about to be ‘launched’ at Scotland’s Eyemouth harbour in conjunction with Borders College and long-established company Eyemouth Marine. The project will see a training hub developed in the premises of the Brown’s Bank-based company and will be part of a major refit of the current premises. Known [...] The post Apprenticeships […]

  • YSA brings breath of fresh air to Splendor dining...
    by Drydock on March 24, 2020 at 11:25 am

    In upholding the luxury and sophistication for which the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand has become renowned, new fleet addition Splendor also includes a makeover with a twist for a much-loved Seven Seas dining area courtesy of YSA Design. The stern section outline of Seven Seas ships is part of brand identity, having remained unchanged [...] The post YSA brings breath of fresh air to Splendor […]

  • Gas carrier fleet looks for hull efficiency
    by Drydock on March 24, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Piraeus-based gas carrier vessel operator Gaslog Ltd has opted to apply Nippon Paint Marine’s A-LF Sea hull coating as part of its current drydocking programme. The shipowner strives to limit the impact of its operations on the marine environment and pursue optimal operational efficiency across its fleet. With this in mind, anything proven to reduce [...] The post Gas carrier fleet looks […]

  • Water-based in new wave
    by Online Editor on March 24, 2020 at 11:31 am

    A new wave of water-based paint is being launched by AkzoNobel which is designed to usher in the next evolution in superior metal protection. Hammerite Ultima is suitable for use on all types of metal and provides a supreme protective barrier. It can also be applied directly onto any metal surface – as well as [...] The post Water-based in new wave appeared first on PCE International.

  • New solvent-free epoxy for ballast tanks
    by Online Editor on March 24, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Following many years of extensive prototype trials in field tests, Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd., (CMP) is ready to launch a new solvent-free epoxy coating that can be applied to water ballast tanks (WBT) with standard application equipment that meets new Korean regulations under the Atmospheric Environment Conservation Act for the management of volatile organic compounds [...] The post New […]

  • Drone painters take flight
    by Online Editor on March 17, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Florida-based Apellix and AkzoNobel are collaborating on a computer-controlled spray painting drone. Apellix’s custom-built drone is tethered to the ground for its power and coating supply, but has the freedom to fly autonomously depending on the area to be coated. Why do we say this is a smart solution? It uses unique software flight control [...] The post Drone painters take flight […]

  • Lasers to defeat barnacles?
    by Online Editor on March 13, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Anti-fouling, ‘hydrophobic’ metal or plastic surfaces, engraved by a new laser technology being developed by European scientists, could soon replace the toxic varnishes used in ship coatings to stop algae or barnacles sticking to hulls – reducing maintenance costs, fuel bills and CO2 emissions. Harnessing new photonics technology, a group of European scientists are currently […]

Contact The MPI Group

Telephone:

01252 732 220

Address:

MPI Group
Peel House
Upper South View
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7JN
UK

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