1-2pm – People session
Starting his career in the music and media industries, throughout the 90’s Mik Scarlet was a household name, both in the UK and across the world. The BBC called him the first disabled TV celebrity, with his punk dress and outrageous attitude, Mik broke the mold.
After a successful career spanning 30 years, which is still ongoing, Mik branched out into the equality and inclusion arena. Mik trained on a course created to increase the number of disabled voices working in the access industry, following the disability community’s mantra Nothing About Us Without Us. He then worked on the Paralympic Games, helping design the grounds of the East London Site and exploring the inclusive training of the volunteers. He was the asked to join Network Rail as a freelancer, training their staff to deliver inclusive service at their stations nationwide.
Mik worked with clients of all sizes, developing a specialty in the entertainment, retail and transport sectors. He began working with several major companies and public bodies, developing the new PSED approach to inclusive practice. Most recently Mik has worked with Network Rail as an Access and Inclusion Manager, developing their procedures to comply with the new Accessible Travel Policy, with the DFT around their drive for a more inclusive accessible approach to the UK’s public transport sector and with Goss Consulting as they roll out inclusive guidance on Social Distancing for business and the public sector as C19 Lockdown eases.
Mik is happily married, lives in Camden and still has spiky hair.