Bank of Dave, Business Speaker
Dave Fishwick left school with no qualifications and went on to build six multi million pound businesses here in the UK and America, he become the Largest supplier of minibuses in the UK and who made government and policy-makers, industry regulators and multinational banks sit up and take notice.
The star of many TV shows including, Channel 4’s ‘The Bank of Dave’ has torn up the rule book and generated huge media and popular interest around the world. An expert on entrepreneurship, business and finance, he shares the story behind taking on a seemingly impossible challenges, offering valuable lessons for businesses big and small.
David Fishwick founder of Burnley Savings and Loans Ltd, The Bank of Dave , is a charismatic entrepreneur, businessman, investor, author and philanthropist, and now a Movie star, who has championed UK banking reform through a series of television documentaries and his Sunday Times Best selling book, Bank of Dave: How I Took On the Banks. His firm belief that ordinary working people should have access to straightforward financial products and services has given him the reputation of a people’s champion, taking on the banks in a ‘Dave and Goliath’ style struggle, winning him recognition from politicians, and world wide media.
The television series ‘Bank of Dave’ screened on Channel 4 documented the opening of BS&L, with a follow-up series named Bank of Dave: Fighting the Fat Cats. Fishwick also wrote a book by the same title describing what the venture has entailed. His notoriety spread with many successive media and press appearances, and has had significant support for his model of banking from MPs and ministers from across the UK.
David’s many TV series include Secret Millions where he raised £2 million pounds to help disadvantaged young people across the UK and the award winning ‘Loan Ranger’ Series looking at the how payday loan companies exploit the poor, vulnerable and desperate. He worked with media giants Warner Bros making many television series for channel 4 and CNBC in America that truly makes a positive difference to many peoples lives.
Dave is a very experienced pilot of Helicopters and planes and has the fastest growing aviation channel in the world on TikTok, Dave’s videos have gained over 45 Million combined views in less than 12 months.
Dave is a 2 x times BAFTA winner including the BAFTA Award for Best features & Factual Entertainment Programmes. It was also nominated for a third BAFTA and he has won many Broadcast Awards, Including the very prestigious RTS (Royal Television Society Award)
Dave filmed many series with channel 4, including an exciting seven part tv series, How To Get Rich, Helping real people start a business. In 2020 Dave made a huge brand new Live 15 part series with Kym Marsh and Matt Allright for BBC1.
Dave Fishwick now has a regular live slot with GMB and This Morning on ITV and also on BBC1, Morning Live.
Also, Dave is now the Business Doctor in the Mail Online, the largest digital newspaper in the world, and his pages are helping businesses grow and succeed, he also writes for the Daily Mail.
Dave Fishwick is now involved in the most exciting media project of his career, Hollywood stars arrived in Burnley to make a Movie about his life for Netflix, to be shown globally around the world!
The Bank of Dave Movie is being released in the UK on Netflix on January 16th 2023. Dave is now in discussions with Netflix about working with them on some exciting new shows.
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."