An interesting history of growth and change, from vehicles, to banks & TV. To providing an exceptional service in 2018.
It’s always fascinating to find out how people got to where they are today, and David’s story is no exception. Like many successful entrepreneurs, he started off small, but soon got bigger.
The business in Colne was originally set up in 2003 with the LDV franchise already in place. When David started up, the first vehicle was sold before the doors officially opened. Over the coming years he expanded the company with a wider range of manufacturers, to meet the increasingly specialised demand of customers.
In 2008 funding became difficult to source for customers due to the financial crisis. Times were tough – lenders were reluctant to give to many businesses but with David’s foresight we approached the challenge in a different way and we started funding vehicles ourselves through the “Bank on Dave!”. This was, and still is for customers who couldn’t go down the conventional high street banking route.
Much of today’s success is attributable to David himself. He is well known as a media personality due to his BAFTA-winning consumer rights programmes The Bank of Dave and David Fishwick: Lone Ranger. He gives regular support to a number of charitable organisations and is a passionate supporter of Burnley FC, giving his name to the David Fishwick Stand as a permanent reminder of his status in the local community. With this reputation to maintain, it’s clear to see how important trustworthiness is to his business efforts.
Firmly establishing ourselves in the Passenger Carrying & Commercial Vehicle market following the building of our custom built dealership premises in 2003. Over the years we’ve expanded our product range whilst remaining proudly independent – building close working relationships with major manufacturers to provide our customers with unrivalled choice.
Meet the Sales Team
It’s often said that a companies most valuable asset is its staff – here at David Fishwick we’ve put together a tight-knit team of highly experienced individuals working across all aspects of the business. Together we’re proud to have supplied thousands of passenger carrying vehicles to every corner of the UK and beyond.
Bank on Dave
The financial downturn in 2008 caused some ripples, heralded the end of LDV and affected the availability of funding for our established customer base, so Dave being Dave, decided throw himself headlong into the process of setting up his own bank – an ongoing project which has in turn led to a BAFTA award winning TV career and more!
A huge range of vehicles in stock & available to order!
We know buying a vehicle is not as simple as just selecting the first one that you find, at David Fishwick we stock a variety of both new & used vehicles, but can also build brand new vehicles to your exact specifications. So if you can’t see what you are looking for give our team a call on 08081 567773
Build or Customise! We have a team of conversion specialists
Whether choosing from our existing stock, or starting a bespoke build, we can customise any and all of our vehicles to your specification. With a huge range of off the shelf modifications available and our skilled team of craftsmen on hand, nothing is too difficult.
We proudly stock and coachbuild all major brands
Stick to tried and true brand loyalty? New to the market and need some advice? Whether you know exactly what you are after, or are ready to be advised, At David Fishwick we stock all major brands and our team of staff are fully trained with complete knowledge of every vehicle we stock and customise.