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

  • 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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Waiting for Armageddon
    by Drydock Magazine on August 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Harland & Wolff has a new owner who plans to challenge the traditional drydock model and offer something a bit different. John Wood, Group Chief Executive Officer for H&W, has enjoyed a distinguished career within the oil and gas sector, holding senior posts with BAE Systems, and was more recently the Global Head of Oil [...] The post Waiting for Armageddon appeared first on Drydock […]

  • CSSC Marine Service completes first WinGD X-DF...
    by Drydock Magazine on July 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has completed the first ever major overhaul on two WinGD X-DF engines in only nine days. The twin 6X62DF engines overhauled by CMS belong to the first ever X-DF powered vessel in operation, 2017-built 180,000-cbm LNG tanker, SK Audace [...] The post CSSC Marine Service completes first […]

  • Automated flying robots
    by Drydock Magazine on July 23, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Robotic inspection and measurement systems have great potential for performing tasks safely, better, and faster than humans explains Robert Dahlstrom, CEO Apellix. 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 post […]

  • A ship repair market review from Clarksons...
    by Drydock Magazine on July 23, 2020 at 10:35 am

    The Covid-19 pandemic and its unprecedented disruption to the world economy has become the dominant theme as 2020 has progressed, explains Stephen Gordon, Managing Director of Clarksons Research. Covid-19: Deepening economic impact With economists now expecting global economic GDP to decline by more than 3% across 2020 (the start year forecast was +3%), at Clarksons Research we [...] […]

  • A Coatings Industry First!
    by PCE International on August 10, 2020 at 7:36 am

    NEW! Online Coating Surveys course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Lloyd’s Register Corrodere Academy are pleased to present the first training of its kind anywhere in the world: Coating Surveys course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, approved by them for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and Lloyd’s Register. The online course [...] The post A […]

  • PaintExpo 2020 cancelled after all
    by PCE International on July 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Due to the still fragile corona situation, stricter hygiene and distancing regulations for trade fairs in Baden-Württemberg and sustained restrictions on international travel, PaintExpo 2020 will be cancelled after all. The next world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will take place as scheduled in 2022. “Together with our exhibitors and partners, we had […]

  • Automated flying robots
    by PCE International on July 23, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Robotic inspection and measurement systems have great potential for performing tasks safely, better, and faster than humans explains Robert Dahlstrom, CEO Apellix. 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 post […]

  • Read the latest issue of PCE-International’s...
    by PCE International on July 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    The biggest story in the world currently remains Coronavirus, and the impact it is having on every part of our lives. PCE-International’s sister magazine, DryDock, has all the ship repair news and comment from around the world, including:- We are certainly living in strange times, and COVID-19 has definitely had, and it is still having, [...] The post Read the latest issue of […]

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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