In 2008, Peat was awarded the Silver Medal and Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, in recognition of consistently high standards of work. He was called upon to be a judge at the World Forging Championships in Stia, Tuscany, in September 2009.
With a purpose-built facility at his School of Blacksmithing he delivers quality courses where his students enjoy expert tuition.
"My courses are for people who want to know about blacksmithing, and the best way to learn is to do it and get the feel of how it happens. I constantly see disbelief on the faces of students when shown an example of what they are about to make. That disbelief inevitably changes to pride and joy when they complete the piece. Expressions of satisfaction, fulfilment and happiness are what I receive at the end of every course."