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Saturday 04 November 2023

Looking forward to "an evening with Dave"

Saturday 04 November 2023


The man behind the Bank of Dave says he's looking forward to his trip to Guernsey and he's hoping people will leave the Chamber of Commerce Gala Event feeling like "if Dave can do it, I can do it too".

The businessman left school at 16, working as a builder's labourer, before buying a mini-bus to hire out.

"We started with one and now I'm the largest supplier of mini-buses in the country. So it's not where you used to be it's where you finish that counts," he said.

Now well known for his campaign challenging traditional banking structures which spawned a TV documentary series and a film, Mr Fishwick said "...that was quite a few years ago that the documentaries were out. Now we're in a place where we've lent over £33 million out to thousands of people and businesses right across the UK.

"What we do is we help people get the best rate of interest on the high street. We then lend that money out to people and businesses who can't borrow from the high street bank through no fault of their own and the profit after the overheads are paid, we give to charity."

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Pictured: Dave Fishwick's film and documentaries are available on Netflix.

As down to earth as he was in the TV shows and film, Mr Fishwick said "it's a completely normal story...and then Hollywood turned up!"

A second film is in the works about his progress since opening Burnley Savings and Loans, which is still the basis for the public speaking events he does.

"There's a wonderful story there, you know. I built six businesses from scratch here and America and if I can do it, anybody can, and that's what I try and get across to everybody.

"I want everybody to go away from the night feeling that they've enjoyed it. They've had fun, they've been entertained, but also they have the message that if Dave can do it, I can too."

Mr Fishwick will be in Guernsey for the Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner on 23 November.

"I speak all over the world. I've recently spoken for Coca Cola International and I flew out to South Africa to speak for BMW International.

"I can be in front of 5,000 or 10,000 people and speak or I can be in front of 100 people and speak, it really doesn't make any difference the numbers to me because it's all about if you get a good audience who are really interested and want to have some fun and want to learn something, you can really have some fun with them people."

An extended interview with Mr Fishwick will be in the December/January edition of CONNECT, due out on Friday 1 December.

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