‘Bank of Dave’ Fishwick to speak at Summer Summit 2014

Lancashire entrepreneur and award-winning TV star Dave Fishwick has been announced as headline speaker at the inaugural Lancashire Business View Summer Summit.


 The event will take place on Thursday July 3 at Blackburn Cathedral which hosted its first major corporate event, the Lancashire Tourism Awards, last November.

Dave is one of Britain’s best known business figures. While he made his fortune developing the UK’s biggest minibus dealership, he came to public prominence by launching Bank of Dave, a local bank which is still taking on the establishment in true Lancashire style!

The bank has become the focus of a series of critically and publicly-acclaimed Channel 4 documentaries and his no-nonsense style earned the TV show victories in the Scottish BAFTAs and the Royal Television Society Awards; as well as a BAFTA nomination.

Since then, more TV commissions have followed including Dave: The Loan Ranger, where he took on the pay day loan industry. He’ll be back on our screens again soon.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View, said: “We’re delighted that Dave will be joining us at the Summer Summit – he is one of the most in-demand commentators on business, making regular international speaking, TV and radio appearances.

“The Summer Summit is a chance for Lancashire Leaders to come together, to learn and to hear from one of the UK’s most engaging entrepreneurs – Dave has a remarkable story and he is an inspiration.

“And we’re delighted to be taking this event to Blackburn Cathedral. It’s a remarkable venue: there is nothing else like it in the county.”

There will also be great food and entertainment on the evening.

The Summer Summit is supported by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets at £70 are available now

To sponsor, contact Stephen Bolton on 01254 297870 / Stephen@lancashirebusinessview.co.uk