2015 Awards | NATHANIEL PEAT Key Note Speaker

After such a motivational and inspirational talk at Back2Black Awards 2014; by popular demand we had to welcome Nathaniel Peat back for this year’s event. Nathaniel’s life experiences and successes make for interesting reading and his presentations inspire and enlighten.

Nathaniel Peat is a multi-award willing entrepreneur, engineer, pilot and man of many talents and achievements, he is a regular contributor to TV, radio and print stories which deal with social issues surrounding youth, gender equality, 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, EU and other such meetings.

He is the co-founder of GeNNex which is an award winning renewable energy company that has operations in UK, Africa and the Caribbean. He is the Chairman of Jamaicans Inspired UK (a Jamaican Youth Diaspora organisation), Trustee to the EY Foundation (Ernst and Young) and the founder of the multi-award winning social enterprise The Safety Box.

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 travelled 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 JP Morgan 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 saw Nathaniel receive two awards – The Precious man of the year Award and the UPF Youth Achievement Award (consultative body to UNESCO) he also was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). Over the years Nathaniel has won several other awards both regional, national and international.

Nathaniel is a martial arts expert, qualified pilot, engineer, entrepreneur, professional speaker, mentor, academic and his life continues to inspire others.