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About Scarlett

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About Scarlett Lily

Scarlett Allen-Horton is a highly accomplished recruitment leader, BBC Apprentice Finalist, innovative entrepreneur and founder of the multi-award winning Harper Fox Partners. Scarlett is also a keynote speaker, business coach, business partner to Lord Sugar, RFC board advisor and voluntary ambassador for numerous charitable and purpose driven organisations.

With over a decade of experience in global executive search and leadership assessment analysis, Scarlett has a proven track record of success and expertise in various subjects, particularly within recruitment, STEM and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

As a female founder, Scarlett has secured significant investment and scaled her fully retained search business from a zero starting point to a seven figure enterprise. Scarlett’s dedication to her work has earned her multiple client quality, EDI, top consultant, and leadership awards spanning the last decade.

Her impressive achievements and expertise has led to Scarlett being featured in prominent media outlets such as The Times, Business Leader, BBC News, The Independent, and Daily Mail.

Scarlett’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated by her role as an EDI ambassador and advisor to the Recruitment Employment Confederation UK and numerous voluntary initiatives. In addition, she serves as a board committee advisor to the UK Black Business Show and is a judge for the REC Awards and Black Talent Awards.

Scarlett is a sought-after keynote speaker, having delivered inspiring speeches at various events such as Karen Brady’s Women in Tech Expo, Radio 5Live, EON Leadership Series, NatWest Rose Review, UK Construction Week and Local Councils to name a few. She is also a dedicated business coach with a focus on purpose, passion, and profit and has helped many aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders achieve their goals.

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Chinara M

Scarlett has a very real and clear passion for the work that not only she does, but the industry within which she works. This comes across in all of the conversations and meetings I have had with her, and this enthusiasm and passion is contagious; her open questions and exploratory nature enables a real flow of conversations and to think about key topics in a deeper way.

May Stevenson

You are a true inspiration to me, my personal circumstances have been very similar to yours and to hear your voice, speaking so boldly, so passionately – I can’t tell you how grateful I am.

Angela Holdswoth

She rocks!!  This Queen!

Pam Kaur

Wow! You are an incredible woman. So glad to have had the opportunity to meet. Thanks for sharing your insights today, made so many notes!

Martin Edmond

Wow, Wow wow!   Scarlett you are such a positive voice in a space that can be tricky to navigate.

Zakaira Harris

You have made me believe in myself, that I can be a senior business leader!

Luke Perryman

Oh my gosh, what a real fan girl moment, I forgot everything I wanted to say, then got emotional You come to mind often as I think about how I want to portray myself, and lead myself- thank you.

Daniella Gleeson

I believe Scarlett is leading the way within the EDI arena with her actions and approaches to topics that are normally viewed as ‘difficult to talk about’ or seen as taboo to approach. Its really refreshing to see and I hope that we see more companies following this path in the (very near) future.

Ayaan Hamza

Scarlett Allen-Horton makes real impact!

Susan Robson

Scarlett’s authentic and infectious enthusiasm for supporting others, whilst delivering excellence, filters through to everyone she interacts with. An excellent example of a person who delivers both business and social benefits.

Lee Curtis

Progressive and inclusive, and you genuinely care about the people that you represent. And you’re awesome.

David Ambrose

Scarlett is so inspirational and authentic, an amazing example to all, as a young woman trying to grow my business your advice has been invaluable.

Ms S Dembe

Honest and makes a true emotional connection.

Shuhul Price

Scarlett actually cares and is focused on giving great guidance and wisdom, an inspiration.