Bank of Dave, Business Speaker
Dave Fishwick is an entrepreneurial speaker, and owner of one for the leading minibus firms in the UK, but often best known to many for his Channel 4 Show “Bank of Dave.”
Having left School without any qualifications, Dave’s story is one of hard work, dedication and the will to succeed that makes him one the UK’s most in-demand speakers.
Having initially started as an apprentice builder, Dave started to buy and sell cars and began to make a profit. This grew and grew, and now David Fishwick Van and Minibus Sales is now the largest minibus supplier in Britain, offering affordable minibuses for schools, sports teams, community groups, and local authorities. The business now has a multi-million-pound turnover, but not one to rest on his laurels, Dave decided that he wanted a new challenge and that was to take on the banks
Dave set out to create his own bank, and his story was followed on the Channel 4 hit show “Bank of Dave.” The bank was started with his own money and promised to give all profits to charity. Offering loans to businesses who otherwise struggled to get finance, and offering hands-on advice, Dave set out to send it into profit with 180 days.
Hailed by many as the ‘People’s Banker’ Dave received letters pleading for him to open more ‘banks’ and in Dave’s 2013 follow up ‘Fighting The Fat Cats’ politicians from all sides were quick to jump on Dave’s banking bus to show their support. Still going strong today, Burnley Savings & Loans is applying to become a UK regulated bank.
Further shows on Channel 4 included “David Fishwick: Loan Ranger,” “Can Property Pay Your Wages?” and “The Shoppers Guide to Saving Money” and his book “Bank of Dave” has appeared in the Sunday Times Business bestseller list.
Dave Fishwick has spoken at conferences and dinners across the UK and abroad, and his honest views and wit make him a genuinely compelling speaker for any event.
His speaking topics include –
• Finding the Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Overcoming Adversity
• Fair Trading
• Self Belief & Determination
"Dave spoke at our Humber Biz Week Event 2013, a mini conference & exhibition aimed a supporting local business to start-up/expand/recruit staff etc. Dave helped make the event a real success. All feedback was excellent, people felt inspired, he was interesting, told a great story, his passion and determination to succeed really came through and most importantly he is a very genuine person - a great guy! Thanks Dave"
— East Riding of Yorkshire Council
"An interesting story and I’d like to hear more"
"Rounded off the conference well - wanted a non-industry speaker who still had a message for delegates. The audience all warmed to Dave, enjoyed his style and anecdotes as well as receiving a valuable message Very well liked".
— Garden Centre Association.
"Dave spoke at our very first Great Business Leaders Forum which was held in London on the 29th May 2014. Dave shared a truly inspirational story to a group of financial professionals, telling how he identified a systemic deficiency in banking provision in Britain and how he set out to provide his own solution. His presentation was well received as our audience could identify with Dave's story and his enthusiastic persona. I would highly recommend Dave as a speaker to anyone considering using Dave at their events. - Thanks Dave!"
— REED Finance
"Brilliant presentation and grabs the audience from the start."
— Yorkshire International Business Convention
"A very down to earth and grounded speaker. Smart and inspiring."