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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to meet customers’ sustainability targets
    by Drydock Magazine on June 30, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Much has been said and written about the consequences of COVID-19. They have been, and still are, severe for the global marine industry. I will not go into detail about the present COVID-19 situation. However, I am certain that we will overcome this virus, and therefore I would rather focus on what we at Hempel [...] The post How to meet customers’ sustainability targets appeared first on […]

  • Milestone for first LPG conversion with Isle of...
    by Drydock Magazine on June 22, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    BW LPG, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, MAN Energy Solutions, and DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, celebrated the first flag acceptance of a conversion to LPG as fuel for a VLGC. With the successful acceptance BW LPG will begin the conversion of 12 vessels to dual fuel LPG engines. [...] The post Milestone for first LPG conversion with […]

  • Shipyard Famagusta plans newbuilds increase next...
    by Drydock Magazine on June 22, 2020 at 10:49 am

    New projects are awaiting Shipyard Famagusta Ltd. as the North Turkish Cypriot company is planning to finish up its brand new workshop which will be capable of machining big capacity shaft, rudder, propeller equipment, used in future newbuildings. Engineer Çağla İzkan at Famagusta Shipyard said that another project plan for the year ahead is increasing [...] The post Shipyard […]

  • Further COVID-19 support measures outlined
    by Drydock Magazine on June 22, 2020 at 9:46 am

    The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) has put in place a series of measures designed to help ship owners and managers as they embark on the road to normalising their own operations post-COVID-19 The newly implemented support measures are directed at new clients as well as existing clients and cover areas such as assistance with [...] The post Further COVID-19 […]

  • Nouryon completes organic peroxides expansion in...
    by PCE International on June 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Nouryon has completed a project to more than double capacity for organic peroxides at its plant in Itupeva, Brazil. The expansion will add capacity for products including methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP) as well as dibenzyl peroxide (BPO) pastes and waxes. These are essential ingredients used in the production of composites serving fast-growing markets such [...] The post Nouryon completes […]

  • AkzoNobel is weathering the COVID-19 storm
    by PCE International on June 11, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    As the complex situation regarding the global pandemic continues to evolve, AkzoNobel remains focused on ensuring employee health and safety and maintaining business continuity.   The various steps taken to continue serving customers and rapidly reduce costs are proving successful, while at the same time keeping the organisation intact and able to respond quickly to [...] The post AkzoNobel […]

  • A successful autonomous drone inspection test
    by PCE International on June 9, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 metre high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel.  The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure.  It is the latest step in a technology qualification process that could lead to tank inspections [...] The post A successful autonomous drone inspection […]

  • New coating makes an impact in the tough bulk...
    by PCE International on June 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    A new coating developed to deliver greater protection to bulk carrier cargo holds has gained considerable market acceptance with almost 40 applications since its official introduction in August last year. Nippon Paint Marine’s new Neoguard Toughness has already been applied to the holds of 37 bulk carriers operated by various owners. “We developed Neoguard Toughness [...] The post New […]

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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