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

  • Petrochemical and refinery coating surveys
    by corrodere on January 5, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Petrochemical plants and refineries are complex structures; so undertaking coating surveys can require astute planning, careful organisation and a team of specialists. Coating specifications in the petrochemical and refinery industry tend to cover the new build of the structure and ongoing maintenance. However, consideration must be given to checking the condition of coatings […]

  • Maintaining standards
    by corrodere on December 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Close familiarity with international standards and test methods used in the protective coatings industry is a prerequisite for coating surveyors. Standards and test methods are relevant to assessing the condition of protective coatings and should be an integral part of the survey process, referenced and cited in the final report. They also provide the framework for a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Study Support For Our Students
    by MTA user on December 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Mental Health and Well-Being Studies have shown that learning new skills can boost confidence. This builds self-esteem, helping to create a healthy mind. Studying with Maritime Training Academy means our students are already on the right road to improving their mental health and well-being. However, we do recognise mental health issues are increasing throughout society The post Study Support For […]

  • 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 […]

  • Biofouling under the microscope
    by Drydock Magazine on January 15, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    The international shipping community is facing several challenges which are preventing it from achieving the desired environmental performance, with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions being very high on the international sustainability agenda. One of the issues to tackle is the presence of excessive biofouling on ships’ hulls, which has a considerable adverse impact on [...] The post […]

  • Specialist drone and ROV services
    by Drydock Magazine on January 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    RIMS (Robotics in Maintenance Strategies) BV, an established class approved supplier of UAV inspections in the maritime industry have created Global Drone Inspection (GDI), to focus on the drone and ROV element of the business. GDI will sit alongside RIMS, but with a different service portfolio offering. GDI will provide all the services around inspections [...] The post Specialist drone and ROV […]

  • UECC is opening doors to a sustainable future
    by Drydock Magazine on January 14, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Those who have been following the development of sustainable shipping will recognize the UECC name. Those who have been following UECC will know why: with two duel-fuel LNG ships on the water and three battery-hybrid LNG vessels on the way, UECC is making investments that make it possible to see a path to sustainable shipping. [...] The post UECC is opening doors to a sustainable future appeared […]

  • i4 Insight partner with FNT to integrate...
    by Drydock Magazine on January 14, 2021 at 9:32 am

    i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams and applications offering a holistic view of fleet operations, is partnering with FNT at Sea Services to incorporate ‘Condition Monitoring’, a service that uses advanced analytics and sensing data to predict machine reliability and […]

  • AkzoNobel acquires New Nautical Coatings
    by PCE International on January 13, 2021 at 11:49 am

    AkzoNobel is set to increase its presence in the North American yacht coatings market after agreeing to acquire New Nautical Coatings, owner of the premium Sea Hawk brand.  The privately-owned company is one of the top players in yacht coatings in North America. Operating a specialised production facility out of Clearwater Beach, Florida, the business [...] The post AkzoNobel acquires New […]

  • HMG Paints gains Made in Britain accreditation
    by PCE International on January 13, 2021 at 11:27 am

    HMG Paints, the UK’s Largest Independent Paint Manufacturer, have attained Made in Britain accreditation. Made in Britain brings together the British manufacturing community, the company will now carry the Made in Britain collective mark across its packaging and products along with its marketing materials and digital channels. The Manchester based paint manufacturer has a vast [...] The […]

  • Hempel sets new strategy path
    by PCE International on January 13, 2021 at 11:15 am

    An ambitious new strategy defines the timeframe of a doubling of Hempel by 2025. Dou-bling revenue allows Hempel to also double its positive impact. The path is defined by focus in the entire business, leadership positions in chosen segments, industry leadership in sustainability within those, as well as a strong focus on innovation and digitalisation. [...] The post Hempel sets new strategy path […]

  • Hempel’s flagship hull coating Hempaguard X7...
    by PCE International on December 17, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Hempel confirms leadership position within fuel efficiency in the shipping industry. By completing 2,000 vessel applications of Hempaguard X7, Hempel has reduced shipowners’ fuel consumption by 7.6 million tons, lowering fuel costs by at least USD 2.6 billion and CO2 emissions by 23.5 million tons. Since its launch in 2013 by world-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel, [...] The post […]

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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