Dave Fishwick – Keynote Speaker

Entrepreneur and founder of the "Bank Of Dave", Two times Bafta & RTS Winner, Television Presenter and TV shows on BBC1, ITV, CH4, CNN & NETFLIX

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Story of The Bank of Dave


  • English


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.

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.

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. 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 and has become Netflix’s most successful independent British film of all time. Netflix has now acquired all of the Bank of Dave Documentary Series, remastered them into 6K, 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 began in March 2024, and Dave plays a big part.

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