Nathaniel Peat is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, international speaker, martial artist and man of many talents and achievements including being a pilot.
Nathaniel is the founder of the multi-award winning social enterprise The Safety Box®; company whose training and development programmes assist with reducing youth violence & help young people develop important skills such as leadership, communication and conflict resolution. He is a Patron and co-founder of the EY Foundation, Chairman of Brunel Business School Advisory Board, Chairman of Jamaicans Inspired (a Jamaican Diaspora organisation) and co-founder of GeNNex Solar; which is an innovative renewable energy company that has operations in Africa and the Caribbean.
Nathaniel is a regular contributor to TV, radio and print stories which deal with social issues surrounding youth, gender equality, youth crime, entrepreneurship and renewable energy.
He has also attended and contributed as a youth delegate in international meetings and conferences at the highest levels for example G20 YES, EU and other such meetings.
In 2007 he was the first double award winner of the Enterprising Young Brits competition. 2008 saw him feature and become a winner of 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.
In 2009 Nathaniel was drafted into the Courvoisier Observers Future 500 Next Generation List and later that year he traveled to Jamaica along with 30 young people from the UK where he spoke at Jamaica’s first Youth Diaspora conference. 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 Black Power List of Britain’s most influential black people.
In July 2011 Nathaniel received an honourary award from Brunel University as the Alumnus of the year. In 2012 he was instrumental in connecting the Diana Princess of Wales memorial charity (Diana Award) to Jamaica, the first two award holders met HRH Prince Harry and former 100m World Champion Asafa Powell became the first international ambassador.
In 2012 Sir Richard Branson mentioned Nathaniel and business partner Dowadoneye Ojarikre, he congratulated their networking skills in his book “Like a Virgin, The secrets they don’t teach you at business school”.
2013, Peat was the winner of the UPF Youth Achievement Award. In 2015 Peat was the only UK entrepreneur selected by Virgin Unite to attend a week long leadership gathering on Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson. Peat was honoured in June 2015 by Kings House where he received the Governor General Award for Excellence from Sir Patrick Allen ON, GCMG, CD, K.St.J.
In 2016 Nathaniel was listed in the UK Financial Times published Upstanding Top 100 black ethnic minority executives in USA, UK and Ireland. He was listed in the top 20 with position 17. In 2017 Peat was entered into the UK Black Powerlist and BAME 100 Top Board Index List.
2018 saw Nathaniel become a Patron to the EY (Ernst & Young) Foundation and was invited to become a Fellow of St Georges House (Society of Leadership Fellows) at Windsor Castle. In 2019 Peat was featured in Forbes magazine and he was made an Honorary Fellow of Brunel University. In 2020 Nathaniel was elected to become the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council representative to the South UK, a consultative advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (Jamaica). He was also elected as the Chairman of Brunel Business School, and currently sits on the Black Advisory Board for LLyods Banking Group
Nathaniel's life continues to inspire many people and he remains connected to the community that he serves, he is an international acclaimed speaker, youth advocate and ambassador for various social causes including fighting for racial equality.