Media interview and speaking requests

Speaking out – television, radio and newspapers. If you would like an interview with Sue or her to appear on your programme please email us with the details or phone +44 207 689 9009.

Our MD Sue Terpilowski FCILT, OBE regularly appears on TV, radio and in the press talking about a number of key issues for the maritime and logistics sectors, about exporting and importing as well as issues facing Micro and small businesses in the UK.

Below are some of her appearances:


19 June Multimodal – chairing panel debate

12 June Women in Shipping at Sea Works Southampton

20 May Chairing FSB Crime seminar

17 May Chairing ULEZ one month on FSB morning seminar

9 May Athens Smarter Shipping Network conference, facilitator for roundtables session

8 May Antwerp XL, facilitator for NextGen lunch and roundtables and then a session on the feedback and open question and answers

19 April interview with USA tv station on ULEZ

8 April interview on BBC regarding the impact of the ULEZ

5 April interview on BBC London on Hammersmith Bridge closure

26 March – Maritime UK Women’s Taskforce meeting in Liverpool

22 March – Sustainable ports conference in Copenhagen – chair for the day

8 March Maritime UK Women’s Taskforce – International Women’s Day event in Belfast

6 February, Imperial Women’s Network, talk on innovation in transport

Imperia Womens Group Feb 2019

31 January Maritime UK Women’s Taskforce meeting in Liverpool

7 January – Representing the FSB on London ULEZ impact on small businesses – interviews on the BBC and ITV


Maritime UK Women’s Taskforce Meeting 17 December

Maritime UK Taskforce meeting 17 Dec 2018 panel

Security Expo 29 November – Why diversity matters and the opportunities for Maritime Security companies.

Small Business Saturday Bus – Hammersmith 28 November – Facebook Live interview with Michelle Ovens MBE, director of Small Business Saturday. 

Plus a press call.  Transport for London sets out new commitments to small businesses to help them to thrive in the capital through the TfL’s ‘statement of support’ for small businesses for their commercial property tenants. A campaign by FSB London: The Federation of Small Businesses London Region are calling on all landowners in the capital, with over 500,000 square feet of floor space in their London portfolio, to monitor and report on their corporate structures by providing an annual ‘supporting small business statement’. A new ‘Statement of small business support’ will help tenants who are:
Adversely affected by their rent reviews
Concerned with the level of account management by landlords;
Being forced to opt out of the 1954 Landlord and Tenants Act that provide extra protections to small tenants.

Digital Ship Bergen 22 November – Building Digital Competence across the Transport Supply Chain

Intermodal Europe Rotterdam 7 November

British Ports Association Conference 11 October – On Maritime UK’s Women’s Taskforce, our pledge and charter.

Mersey Maritime – Women in Maritime Event 13 September

Southwark Business Rates Event 12 September

Smarter Shipping (IQPC Ltd) 29 August

Maritime Security Training Day – 5 July

Seafarers Week – Interview BBC 22 June – BBC Seafarers Week June 2018 Sue Terpilowski Interview

Digital Ship London 21 June

Propeller Club London 20 June

fsb London Business Rates event 8 June

Evidence to London Assembly Economy Committee 23 May

Multimodal CILT day 1 May

Digital Ship Hamburg 24 April

Digital Ship Copenhagen 28 March

The future of UK ports post-Brexit 27 march

GST & Shipping 2030 Copenhagen 23 March


13 December – Speaking at the launch of the London Mayor’s Sadiq Khan’s Economic Development Strategy at City Hall, Sue raised the issues that face London’s self-employed, micro and small businesses including the lack of affordable business space, London bearing the brunt of the business rate increases across the last two evaluations. Sue urged everyone to make their comments on the strategy both to the FSB London for their response and also directly to the Mayor.

Image Line’s MD Sue Terpilowski OBE at the launch of the Mayor of London’s Economic Strategy

19 May Baltic Shipping Conference – Poland

17 February – ITV London News – piece to camera on Business Rates in London and how there needs to be a higher threshold for London Businesses due to unfair and out of date tax system
Sue Terpilowski OBE on national tv giving an interview to ITN London Sue Terpilowski OBE filming for ITN London news story


FSB & Capital Enterprise London Business Rates Event held at the City of London Corporation 25 November 2016

Read the full story here –

FSB London 60 Seconds with Iain Duncan Smith 24 November 2016 view here

MIPIM UK – Panel Session on Business Rates 20 October 2016

London’s businesses will be forced to hand over an extra £4 billion from their business rates to the treasury over the next five years which will have a negative effect on the capital’s economy. This is not just bad for London it is bad for the whole UK. The golden goose may stop laying the eggs, the cost of being a business in London is now disproportionately high – business rents, rates, London Living Wage and road congestion costs are seriously eroding the profitability of staying in Central London.

The Guardian News Paper – London and Business Rates revaluation

You and Yours – Radio 4

Sue Terpilowski BBC Radio 4 giving an interview to You and Yours

London and Business Rates revaluation – Financial Time

Daily TelegraphSouthern Rail strike and effect on micro and small businesses in London

Evening StandardBusiness rates and the action the Mayor needs to take to help micro and small businesses in London

Evening Standard – the next government needs to think small

Computer Weekly – broadband issues

LondonistHousing a major issue for micro and small businesses

City AM – Micro and Small business confidence in London plummets