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

  • Measuring up
    by corrodere on November 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Measuring the thickness of a coating is important in the paint and corrosion protection industry, so surveyors should possess a good knowledge of the appropriate standards. Inspections during and after the paint application process have become the norm to preserve the life expectancy of bridges, marine vessels, pipelines and water tanks among a wide variety of structures.... Read […]

  • Bridging the coatings gap
    by corrodere on November 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Carrying out protective coating surveys for bridges requires specialist knowledge, good preparation and a flexible approach. Bridge types, which include beam, box girder, truss, arch, cable stayed and suspension designs, are continuously exposed to the elements and therefore, may have to be treated with tough and long lasting protective coatings. However, any coating needs to be […]

  • Coating surveys on offshore platforms
    by corrodere on October 15, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Completing protective coating surveys on offshore platforms requires careful planning, close co-operation with operators and a co-ordinated approach. A coating survey is required to investigate the condition of a coating on an offshore platform. They can also be required to develop a maintenance painting specification, ensure compliance with guarantees and evaluate coating […]

  • Surveying coatings in the offshore environment
    by corrodere on July 30, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Offshore oil and gas exploration and production platforms, which must operate in some of the harshest environments found on earth, are protected by high-performance coatings that must be routinely surveyed to check that they are performing effectively. The oil and gas industry has adopted various materials to construct its offshore structures. These include carbon steel,... Read More The post […]

  • Questions and Answers with Sovren
    by MTA user on November 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

    How do you work with Maritime Training Academy? Sovren Crew recommend the Maritime Training Academy courses to Crew via Sovren Nautical Academy.   What is the recruitment process? A captain or someone with a management position on board, yacht owner or management company will discuss with the SOVREN Crew team the vacancies they have onboard. The post Questions and Answers with Sovren […]

  • The role of the Technical Ship Manager
    by MTA user on November 3, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    This exciting career path is chosen by many looking to build on their existing knowledge gained from working onboard a ship. Superintendents can either specialise in the ‘Marine’ aspect of the role or the ‘Technical’ side and each requires a different set of knowledge. Whilst Marine (sometimes referred to as Nautical) Superintendents often have pursued The post The role of […]

  • Wilsonhalligan Yacht Recruitment
    by MTA user on September 30, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Looking for a change of career? If you are looking for a new or change of career in the Superyacht industry then why not contact the wilsonhalligan yacht recruitment agency, a partner company to the Maritime Training Academy. Wilsonhalligan offer the latest Superyacht, Private Yacht and Shore-based jobs, for a variety of roles including Yacht Captains, The post Wilsonhalligan Yacht […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bolidt ramps up deliveries for cruise industry...
    by Drydock Magazine on November 16, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    The lifting of the CDC’s ‘No-Sail Order’ puts cruise shipbuilding back on track and activities at resin applications specialist Bolidt have quickly ramped up in response.  In what represents a significant step forward for the cruise industry, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for a phased resumption of [...] The post Bolidt ramps […]

  • Shipping industry urges Governments to take...
    by Drydock Magazine on November 16, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    As governments come together at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to consider important next steps to decarbonise maritime transport, the global shipping industry urgently calls on them to take forward its proposal for an industry-financed, USD 5 billion research and development programme, to catalyse the transformation of the industry from dependence on fossil fuels [...] The post […]

  • The latest on marine coatings in PCE-International
    by Drydock Magazine on November 9, 2020 at 11:42 am

    In Lifting the Lid we hear from Hempel, on how they are managing to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic Spotlight focusses is on the rise of AI and autonomous flying robots for use in coating inspection. In Focus takes a look at how AkzoNobel’s passion for paint is helping to preserve airplane heritage, and [...] The post The latest on marine coatings in PCE-International […]

  • AI rising in marine and offshore coating...
    by Drydock Magazine on November 9, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Machine Learning has produced results at least equal to human judgement when inspecting coating condition, explains Gu Hai, ABS Director of Technology Assessing the condition of marine and offshore coatings continues to be one of the major tasks to be addressed during class survey, and one that has benefitted from the increased use of remote [...] The post AI rising in marine and offshore coating […]

  • Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel
    by PCE International on November 16, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S. She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard, who has accepted a new opportunity outside Hempel. Vilhelmsen has been Talent Management Director at Hempel since she joined from Maersk Line in 2017, and she [...] The post Pernille Fritz […]

  • Rise of the autonomous flying robot
    by PCE International on November 9, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Robotic inspection and measurement systems have great potential for performing tasks safely, better, and faster than humans. Of specific interest in drydocks are aerial robotic systems for contact-based measurements and inspections as they are, quick, agile, versatile, and safer than putting workers at risk due to the height of installations. The robotic measurement technologies with [...] The […]

  • PCE-International’s latest issue is now...
    by PCE International on November 5, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    In Lifting the Lid we hear from Hempel, Wacker, HMG Paints and Cortec Corporation, on how they are managing to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic Spotlight focusses is on the rise of AI and autonomous flying robots for use in coating inspection. We also take a look at the importance of digital platforms [...] The post PCE-International’s latest issue is now available online […]

  • AI rising
    by PCE International on November 5, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Machine Learning has produced results at least equal to human judgement when inspecting coating condition, explains Gu Hai, ABS Director of Technology Assessing the condition of marine and offshore coatings continues to be one of the major tasks to be addressed during class survey, and one that has benefitted from the increased use of remote [...] The post AI rising appeared first on PCE […]

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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