The Story of The Bank of Dave
Many-time entrepreneur Dave Fishwick built the first new high street bank in over 120 years in Britain - Burnley Savings and Loans Ltd, also called The Bank of Dave. Dave's story went on to become a Sunday Times bestselling memoir and an acclaimed documentary series on Netflix - a sequel is already in the works. In this absolutely inspirational talk, Dave shares his story from working construction as a teenager, who didn’t finish school, to building multi-million-pound businesses and taking on impenetrable industries to transform them through a ‘Dave and Goliath’ style struggle. Entrepreneurs and C-level leaders will leave Dave’s talk with a renewed sense of grit and motivation.
Lessons for Businesses Big & Small
In this compelling and entertaining talk, Dave Fishwick offers actionable strategies with heart and humor that ensure the lessons strike home. With takeaways for businesses big and small, for C-level leaders and entrepreneurs looking to break new ground, Dave’s grit is contagious and audiences across industries will be inspired by his ingenuity.
Dave Fishwick left school without qualifications and is now building the first new high street bank for over 120 years in Britain. Hollywood and Netflix then turned up and made a movie about his life.
Dave is a very experienced entrepreneur building six multi-million-pound businesses in the UK and America. He became the largest supplier of minibuses in the UK and 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 massive media and widespread interest worldwide. An expert on entrepreneurship, business and finance, he shares the story behind taking on seemingly impossible challenges, offering valuable lessons for businesses big and small.
David Fishwick, the 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 Bestselling books, Bank of Dave: How I Took On the Banks. His firm belief that ordinary working people should have access to specific 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 worldwide media.
The television series Bank of Dave screened on Channel 4, CNBC and Netflix, documented the opening of Burnley Savings and Loans, 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 he has had significant support for his banking model from MPs and Ministers from across the UK, including support from the Prime Minister.
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 how payday loan companies exploit the poor, vulnerable and desperate. He worked with media giants Warner Bros, making many more television series for Channel 4 and CNBC in America that positively impacted many people's 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 55 Million combined views in just 18 months.
Dave is a 2 x times BAFTA winner, including the BAFTA Award for Best Features & Factual Entertainment Programmes and also been nominated for a third BAFTA and has won six Broadcast Awards, Including the very prestigious RTS (Royal Television Society Award)
Dave has filmed many programs, including a property series featured on Amazon Prime, a global consumer series, and the seven-part TV series How To Get Rich, Helping Real People Start a Business. In 2020, Dave entered the exciting world of Live television and made a new Live 15-part series with Kym Marsh and Matt Alright for BBC1.
Dave Fishwick now has a regular Live TV slot as The Business and Money Expert on ITV with GMB and This Morning, also featuring heavily on BBC1, BBC Breakfast, News Night and the BBC2 Politics Show, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and internationally on CNN.
Dave is the Business Doctor in the Mail Online, the largest digital newspaper in the world, and his many pages and columns are helping businesses grow and succeed. He also writes for the Daily Mail and The Mail On Sunday.
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 worldwide!
The Bank of Dave Movie was released in the UK on Netflix on January 16th, and Bank of Dave very quickly hit Number One in the Netflix top ten films charts.
Dave and his film featured heavily on International global news channels and has become a massive success. He has just completed a global tour of Australia and New Zealand, launching his movie worldwide and has just returned from speaking in South Africa.
Netflix has now acquired all of the Bank of Dave Documentary Series, remastered them into 4K, and launched them onto their streaming platform.
The Bank of Dave Movie won the big one at the National Film Awards, taking the top spot for "Best Feature Film of 2023."
Dave's life is once again going global as Netflix has announced the commission of the Bank of Dave Sequel, which was the fastest commissioned movie Sequel in Netflix history. Filming will begin in March 2024, and Dave plays a big part.
Dave Fishwick is now discussing with Netflix about working with them on some more fantastic new projects.