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

  • 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 […]

  • Creating a bespoke coating training course for...
    by HypedAccess-Corrodere on July 20, 2020 at 11:49 am

    The City of Edinburgh Council needed a bespoke coating inspector’s course because they did not want their team off-site for five full days to complete a course. They also did not want to have to pay for the team’s travel and accommodation at the nearest training centre in Aberdeen. To organise the bespoke course, Meena... Read More The post Creating a bespoke coating training course […]

  • A brief Introduction to the Corrosion Management...
    by corrodere on July 3, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Corrosion Management (CM) is a rather new concept and process whose international advent could be traced back to th publication of the UK Energy Institute’s book on the subject in May 2008 and the NACE International’s first CM book in 2012. Read more about the subject on page 16 here   The post A brief Introduction to the Corrosion Management and its application benefits – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Innovez One to digitalise towage and pilotage...
    by Drydock Magazine on October 8, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Innovez One, one of the world’s leading providers of port management software for the world’s busiest ports and towage operators, has signed a contract with the Port of Banten, a growing Indonesian port located in the rapidly developing Banten region, to digitise its towage and pilotage operations. The Port of Banten is an exciting addition [...] The post Innovez One to digitalise […]

  • New technology enables up to 50% methane slip...
    by Drydock Magazine on October 8, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    With the IMO targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for shipowners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. The Alfa Laval PureCool [...] The post New technology enables up to 50% methane […]

  • Høglund Marine Solutions and Veracity by DNV GL...
    by Drydock Magazine on October 8, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Høglund Marine Solutions (Høglund) and Veracity by DNV GL (Veracity) have signed a collaboration agreement. The parties will explore how the combined strengths of Høglund’s onboard integration and data capture capabilities, and Veracity’s platform architecture and eco-system can help shipowners accelerate their digital initiatives.  Høglund is a […]

  • Yanmar receives order for duel fuel engines to...
    by Drydock Magazine on October 8, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Yanmar has received an order from Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd (MOL) for dual fuel 8EY26LDF engines. The engines will be used to power generators on board Japan’s first two LNG ferries (provisionally named Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki). The ferries are to be built at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.’s Shimonoseki Shipyard. Ferry Sunflower (a group [...] The post Yanmar receives […]

  • New AkzoNobel powder coatings plant rises up in...
    by PCE International on October 6, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    More advanced powder coatings solutions will be available to customers in Taiwan now that a state-of-the-art and sustainable plant is being built by AkzoNobel in Chungli. The fully automated plant, which represents a €20 million investment, will have the increased production capacity to fulfill growing demand in the architecture, auto accessories, telecommunications, electronic components, […]

  • Elcometer Limited acquires Sagola SA
    by PCE International on October 5, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Three years after the successful launch of their new Abrasive Blast Equipment Division, Elcometer, world leaders in the supply of equipment to the coatings industry are pleased to announce their acquisition of Sagola SA, a leading manufacturer and supplier of paint spray equipment to the automotive and industrial refinishing sectors. “We are delighted to welcome [...] The post Elcometer […]

  • AkzoNobel puts on a brave face with coatings from...
    by PCE International on October 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics coatings customers are discovering the latest colour trends and finishes with the launch of ColorSurfaces Edition 16. This edition of ColorSurfaces is firmly planted in AkzoNobel’s Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground. A warm, neutral shade, it gives us the courage to embrace change. The shade is both empowering [...] The post AkzoNobel puts […]

  • Lockdown transformers
    by PCE International on September 17, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    2020 has been an unprecedented year for businesses large and small, and Manchester based HMG Paints have utilised their agile structure to speed up and implement part of their digital transformation strategy within the COVID lockdown months. The goal for the transformation projects was to improve engagement and service levels to customers during an uncertain [...] The post Lockdown transformers […]

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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