Mik Scarlet has had a highly successful career within the media for over two decades, working both as a presenter and producer in TV and radio and as a columnist for several well known newspapers and magazines, as well as a musician and DJ. Mik produced many ground breaking items for TV and radio on issues around access and attitudes towards disabled people. As his profile grew within the media and entertainment industries, he was regularly asked by businesses to advise them on ways to improve their access for disabled people. His advice proved highly successful and he found himself more and more in demand, so he decided to become qualified in the field
In 2010 he completed his studies and began to offer a professional service, focusing in the areas of entertainment, retail and the built environment. Mik Scarlet Access is now well known throughout the UK as a one stop shop for all things access and inclusion, and has consulted on projects that span from small scale access projects at one site through to city wide redevelopments.Major clients include LOGOC for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Network Rail, SNCF, Transport for London, Derby City Council and ARUP.
Mik regularly travels all over the world to source examples of best practice and brings this knowledge to his work in the UK. Using skills gained within the media, Mik Scarlet Access delivers entertaining and effective staff training, and can create specific bespoke packages for any type of business. He has delivered Equality and Inclusive Service training for many clients in the public transport sector, run Public Sector Equality Duty courses, including courses on applying the Equality Impact Assessment process in to both private and public sectors, worked closely with major DPO Inclusion London to deliver courses across industry on Disability Awareness and has designed and delivered Inclusive Design courses for the education sector.
Mik is passionate about creating a fully inclusive society, and alongside his media and consultancy business he campaigns for all manner of disability issues. He gives his knowledge and experience for free by sitting on several forums and access groups, and was the chair of Equity’s Deaf and Disabled Members Committee. He has also just been asked to join the International Broadcast Council as a special adviser on the portrayal of disabled people within the media. Mik is currently working with Camden Disability Action to advise Camden Council on improving accessibility and inclusive design within the borough.
Mik is happily married and lives in Camden, which is lucky for the above project eh? Easy commute.