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

  • Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering...
    by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Coronavirus has made us look at not only how we can deliver training but also how we examine the outcomes of the training delivered. We at the Corrodere Academy are looking at new innovative ways of delivering the best possible training experiences. As we entered a new decade I’ve had time to reflect on the... Read More The post Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering Training […]

  • NHSS19A TMS and Water Jetting
    by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    We are pleased to announce that the SSPC Train the painter Thermal Metal Spraying and Water Jetting have now been included in the Highways England NHSS19A document. The two modules are mandatory for any applicators undertaking either discipline as a part of a Highways England or Transport Scotland project from January 2020. For further information... Read More The post NHSS19A TMS and Water […]

  • HESA course
    by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    The Highways Electrical Skills Academy have now adopted SSPC Train the painter as the only training provider for their sector schemes. All members of the HESA who conduct painting operations will be required to have their applicators trained by the Corrodere Academy. The following disciplines are trained and assessed for operatives working on projects for... Read More The post HESA course […]

  • Certification at Ferrous Protection
    by corrodere on April 29, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    The SSPC C6, C7 & C12 certification schemes were developed in the United States to provide 3rd  party certification of Industrial coating applicators, blast cleaning operatives and spray painters. The scheme meets the requirements of ISO17024 and is recognised by many organisations including the US Navy. SSPC Train the painter. Ferrous Protection in Delph Lancashire... Read More The […]

  • 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 […]

  • UNMAR Shipping Services provides the solutions
    by Drydock Magazine on June 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

    “Our company is fully operated in all our strategic locations,” says Sofronis Christodoulou, WSR Service General Manager RIC. “In Cyprus and Greece, our staff are currently working from the office, and in Russian, Singapore, and Dubai, everyone is working from home due to local restrictions.” He explains; “We keep and follow all health measures imposed [...] The post […]

  • Namdock has resumed full operations
    by Drydock Magazine on June 2, 2020 at 10:25 am

    “Namdock has resumed full operations with effect from Tuesday 5 May 2020, in accordance with the inception of stage 2 of the lockdown, which has seen the partial easing of restrictive measures thanks to the recent flattening of the infection curve,” explains Heritha Nankole Muyoba, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Namdock. “Namdock’s repair and maintenance [...] The post […]

  • Strict COVID-19 measures enables work to continue...
    by Drydock Magazine on June 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

    A&P Group has deployed a strict programme of Covid-19 measures to ensure it can maintain its support to the maritime community as it emerges from the pandemic. Over the last eight weeks, A&P has deployed a number of stringent measures at all three of its UK facilities, allowing them to remain operational and continue essential [...] The post Strict COVID-19 measures enables work to […]

  • Force Majeure resolution during the Coronavirus...
    by Drydock Magazine on June 2, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Over the last weeks, many companies may have issued or received force majeure notices suspending performance where permitted by force majeure clauses in the relevant contracts based on the COVID-19 outbreak. As the crisis continues with deepening business disruption, many parties may also be looking to see if they are entitled to terminate their contracts [...] The post Force Majeure resolution […]

  • Weathering the storm in the oil & gas industry
    by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    In these days of plummeting oil prices and uncertainty on every side, it is important for rig owners and operators to have a good layup strategy in place. This will help them retain the value of their assets until the market warrants bringing them back online. Corrosion protection is a key part of keeping those [...] The post Weathering the storm in the oil & gas industry appeared first on […]

  • Nouryon launches elastomeric cool roof coatings...
    by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Nouryon is launching a new solution for the building and construction market that boosts the effectiveness of energy-saving ‘cool roof’ coatings by improving their ability to reflect light and enhancing their self-cleaning properties. The new concept combines Nouryon’s Expancel expandable thermoplastic microspheres, which reflect light, and its Levasil colloidal silica, which […]

  • Elcometer Technical Manager appointed as NACE...
    by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Following the recent formation of their new Standards Board, NACE International, a worldwide corrosion prevention organisation, has appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as their Vice Chair. David has been elected as Vice Chair due to his proven leadership role within Elcometer Limited and familiarity with NACE International as a whole and its Technical Committees [...] The […]

  • International Paint deliver critical products for...
    by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    AkzoNobel has recently managed to successfully deliver critical International Paint for the construction of quarantine facilities in Hong Kong. Over 5,000 tonnes of anti-corrosive protective coating were safely delivered to the quarantine facilities. The sustainable, low VOC coating will protect the facility’s steel structure for the next 15 years, even during harsh weather conditions. In […]

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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