Dave Fishwick Children Are Also In Public Service Just Like Him
Dave Fishwick children Sarah Fishwick and Connor Fishwick live in Lancashire Ribble Valley. His daughter Sarah works with animals and son Connor is a policeman.
The businessman is a self-made millionaire and the subject of the Channel 4 new series. He made his fortune by founding a minibus sales company.
His business is now the biggest supplier of new and second-hand minibusses, wheelchair-accessible vehicles, and mini-coaches in the United Kingdom. He set up his bank, Burnley Savings, And Loans, in his hometown in 2011.
The private lending company is focused on helping inject highly needed life into local businesses. While founding the bank, the businessman vowed, "My bank may be tiny, but it will be better than a High Street bank."
In 2017, his journey became the focus of another Channel 4 show named Guide To Spending Money. The show featured his entrepreneurial skills and experience in selling bottled tap water. The first episode of the show aired on March 19, 2017.
Dave Fishwick Is The Proud Father Of His Two Kids
Dave Fishwick is blessed with two kids who work in public service just like their dad. Sarah works with animals, while his son Connor is a policeman.
But despite his wealth, Fishwick is determined his kids make their way in life. He says to The Sun, "I have seen so many people give to the next generation, and it becomes a huge problem.”
Born in Nelson, Lancashire, England, in March 1971, Fiwhwick now lives in Sabden, six miles from his Burnley roots in the center of Picturesque Ribble Valley.
In addition, he loves putting smiles on kids all around the world. Back in Christmas, the businessman flew Santa Claus to an East Lancashire primary school in his helicopter.
Lancashire radio station Ribble FM had asked the TV personality if he would fly Father Christmas into Holly Grove School as a special treat for the kids, and the millionaire couldn't say no.
And as he brought Santa in through the clouds, all kids' faces instantly lit up. He sat in the front of the chopper holding the controls of the helicopter as the reins of the reindeer and landed close to the school car park on December 16.
Sarah was dressed as Santa's elf. He said he enjoyed the experience, mainly seeing the kids faces light up. He further said, "I met some exceptional children, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, Santa was amazing, and Sarah played an excellent Elf."
Dave Is A Part Of A Hardworking Family
Dave Fishwick family consists of parents Tony and Christine. His parents used to work in a mill, where he spent his formative years.
He was raised in a dilapidated house that had to be demolished soon. The businessperson said, "We come from an impoverished background. The house has been knocked down; it was so bad."
He left school at the age of 16, without any qualifications or money, and began on a Youth Training Scheme working as a builder. However, this was different from his passion. He recalls, "It was £27 a week YTS."
His empty pockets made him ask all the local car dealerships if they wanted to allow him to have a part-exchange motor to spruce up. He offered the deal that he would pay them the original price of the car and keep any profit for himself after he had sold the vehicle.
Finally, one dealer agreed to his proposal, and he earned £27 on a £70 Vauxhall Cavalier. In no time, he opened his garage in his hometown, Nelson, where he met his bio-scientist wife, Nicola, about three decades ago.
He says marrying Nicola was his best decision "without a shadow of a doubt." Speaking to The Sun, Fishwick shared that his wife is far more intelligent than he will ever be. She came to his tiny car garage on Scotland Road and had a big diesel battery.
Nicola would help him while he towed motors up hills. He even worked in the evenings as a DJ and collected any savings to buy houses, which they would do up.
Fishwick has a very captivating and inspiring story that eventually caught the eye of Hollywood scriptwriters. Now his life story has turned into a big-budget Netflix biopic released on January 16, 2023, in the UK.
Skyfall star Rory Kinnear portrays our eponymous hero, while Bridgerton's star Phoebe Dynevor plays the role of Dave Fishwick niece Alexandra.
He Now Lives In A House A World Away From Where He Grew Up
Dave Fishwick house is located in Sabden. His house is in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley, just six miles from his Burnley roots.
He now owns a mansion on sprawling grounds, a couple of Ferraris, a helicopter, an estate, and a classic Aston Martin.
Talking more, the biographical comedy film based on his life story was filmed in his hometown and includes scenes at Burnley market and Burnley FC. "I wanted it to be real, and Netflix said, 'so do we," he said to BBC Breakfast.
Other filming locations include Central Square in Leeds, a Burnley train station, Turf Moor, the Dakota Hotel and Salon Prive, Duck and Drake, Burnley Magistrates Court, Russell Street, Colne, and Sabden.
Pre-production of the film started on January 8, 2022, and filming began on February 28, 2022. It was in post-production between April 18, 2022, and September 27, 2022, and was completed on December 22, 2022.
Netflix acquired the rights to the film, with Piers Ashworth serving as a writer and Chris Foggin as director. The film was made under the production companies Future Artists Entertainment, Tempo Productions Limited, Rojovid Films, and Ingenious Media.
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