CFP #19 – Dave Fishwick

Dave Fishwick is a self-made millionaire and the star of Channel 4’s Bank of Dave. After growing up in Nelson, Lancashire, and leaving school at 16 with no qualifications, Dave started his entrepreneurial journey selling used cars. More than two decades later his eponymous company has grown into the biggest supplier of new and used minibuses and wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the UK. Alongside his successful career in business, Dave has also become an extremely recognisable face on TV. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Dave started lending money to customers and small businesses who were being denied credit by the banks, which led to him setting up Burnley Savings and Loans. That process became the subject of the Channel 4 series Bank Of Dave and he has gone on to star in two more Channel 4 series, How To Get Rich Quick and The Shopper’s Guide to Saving Money. In this fascinating interview, hear why Dave’s story really is one of rags to riches, why he’s determined to get a licence so Burnley Savings and Loans can become a fully regulated bank, and find out his four rules for starting out in business.

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