The Caribbean and You: Seminar Panelist – Nathaniel Peat

| April 6, 2013

CaribDirect.com is pleased to announce its second public seminar as part of its CaribDirect Seminar Series on the topic The Caribbean and You – Doing business with / in the Caribbean? 

One of the five eminent members of the panel is Mr Nathaniel Peat, a multi award winning serial entrepreneur, and young 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.

In 2006 he founded the company The Safety Box and has since grown the company from strength to strength with ambitions to reach schools worldwide.

Nathaniel Peat, multi award winning serial entrepreneur,

Nathaniel Peat, multi award winning serial entrepreneur,

 

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 helped organise and spoke at Jamaica’s first Youth Diaspora conference.

Nathaniel Peat, multi award winning serial entrepreneur,

Nathaniel Peat, multi award winning serial entrepreneur,

During his visit, he met the Hon Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson-Miller, the former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, the Governor General and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, amongst other senior politicians and influential business people.

As a result of his visit strong links were developed and he now serves as the Chairman to Jamaicans Inspired UK, formally known as the Jamaica Diaspora Future Leaders, charged with the responsibility to mobilise young Jamaicans living in the United Kingdom.

In 2010 Nathaniel represented Great Britain as a youth delegate for the G20 Toronto Summit (YEA) 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 medal from Brunel University as the Alumnus of the year 2011 which was given to him by former Vice Chancellor Prof Chris Jenks. In 2012 Nathaniel spoke at the YES summit after the Greece Euro bail out he was also invited to the G8 summit later that year.

Nathaniel Peat, multi award winning serial entrepreneur,

Nathaniel Peat, multi award winning serial entrepreneur,

Nathaniel’s endeavours in 2012 led his networking skills to be mentioned by Sir Richard Branson in his latest book “Like a Virgin, Secrets they won’t teach you at business school”. In 2012 Peat was instrumental in assisting the, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Award to expand internationally into Jamaica, former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell became the first International Diana Award Ambassador, and two young children from Denham Town Kingston were the first recipients of the International Diana Award, they were both given full academic sponsorships for Medicine and Engineering.

In 2012 Nathaniel fused his Engineering and Entrepreneurial skills together into his latest company Gennex Ltd which produces portable renewable energy based solar products for the developing world.

In 2013 Nathaniel was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Formally, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and also became a father.

As a qualified pilot, engineer, entrepreneur, martial arts expert, musician, professional speaker, family man, mentor and academic his life continues to inspire many wishing to further themselves and grow.

We look forward to Nathaniel’s presentation and hope you find his rendering interesting and informative as he speaks on The interest of third and fourth generation Caribbean descendants in the Caribbean’.

For details of this event taking place at the Jamaica High Commission on Thursday 30th May 2013, please click The Caribbean and You seminar. See profile of first panelist, Dr Christopher A. Johnson. Next weekend the third of the five seminar panelists will be revealed.

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