The Enterprising Young Brit Awards finals took place on Tuesday. The award recognises people who have turned their dreams into reality.
My friend Nathaniel Peat was one of the finalists of this national event and Tuesday saw him leave the award with 2 magnificent prizes. The prizes were given out by the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, and Gordon Brown PM crashed the event at the end.
Nathaniel, who is a training pilot and has a masters degree in aeronautical engineering, launched The Safety Box last year in a pro-active bid to tackle anti-social behaviour, and the fact that youngsters carry knives and other weapons to protect themselves.
The Safety Box is a programme targeting young people in school, raising their levels of attainment and respect by teaching them conflict resolution, verbal diffusion, aggression management, assertion tactics, safety awareness and personal confidence. Nathaniel came up with the idea by drawing on his life growing up in Tottenham, and the fact that a lot of his acquaintances from that period have seen their lives go down the drain.
He explains “What I am trying to do now is to reach out to youngsters, and get them to believe in themselves and raise their levels of self-esteem.”
For more information on Nathaniel’s company visit:
Make Your Mark - http://www.makeyourmark.org.uk/