INSPIRATIONAL TALK FROM AWARD WINNING ENTREPRENUER NATHANIEL PEAT
Nathaniel Peat is a serial Entrepreneur and man of many talents and achievements, his most compelling trait being his dedication to helping young people rise above crime and make a positive difference in their own lives as well as in the lives of others in their community. He is the Co-founder of Gennex – an innovative renewable energy company, he is the Chairman of Jamaicans Inspired UK (Jamaica Diaspora Future Leaders) and is also the CEO of the multiple award winning enterprise, The Safety Box Youth Services, which since 2006 has since grown the company from strength to strength with ambitions to reach schools worldwide. In 2007 he was the first double award winner of the Enterprising Young Brits competition. 2008 saw him feature on the BBC’s The Last Millionaire TV series, which took 12 of Britain’s most successful young entrepreneurs and dropped them into six of the world’s most exciting and demanding cities, to make money from scratch in just five days. Nathaniel was very successful and created a business in Egypt starting with only 30 Egyptian pounds that by the end of the week had made a profit of nearly 3,000 Egyptian pounds making him and his business partner the winners for that week.
In 2009 Nathaniel was drafted into the Courvoisier Observers Future 500 Next Generation List and later that year he travelled to Jamaica along with 30 young people from the UK where he spoke at Jamaica’s first Youth Diaspora conference which was attended by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding. In 2010 Nathaniel represented Great Britain as a youth delegate for the G20 Toronto Young Entrepreneur’s Summit in Canada and was also featured in the under 40’s section of the 2011 JP Morgan / Powerful Media T h e Black Power List of Britain’s most influential black people.
In July 2011 Nathaniel received an honourary medal from Brunel University as the Alumnus of the year for outstanding achievement. In 2012 Nathaniel’s business networking skill was mentioned in Sir Richard Branson’s book “Like a Virgin, the secrets they don’t teach you at business school”. In 2013 he was invited to become a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, later that year he was awarded the Precious Man of the Year Award and the UN/UPF Youth Achievement Award for his company Gennex. In 2014 Nathaniel became the youngest Trustee to the Ernst and Young Foundation.
As a qualified pilot, engineer, entrepreneur, martial arts expert, professional speaker, mentor and academic, his life continues to inspire many wishing to further themselves in life.