Neville Wilshire is the founder and CEO of the Save Britain Money group. An award winning and successful businessman, Nev, as he is known to everyone, is now a familiar face to millions of viewers as star of the BBC's 'The Call Centre'.
Nev's path to business success and TV stardom started in his home town of Swansea. In 1984 aged just 25 Nev established Central Heating Services and generated an impressive £100,000 turnover in the first year. Just 4 years later and CHS had made Nev a millionaire. What Nev didn't foresee however was the deep recession in 1989 that was about to devastate the UK economy. Despite battling to turn things around just 10 years after Nev had become a millionaire the bank put Central Heating Services into receivership.
The loss of his business was a shattering blow for Nev Wilshire who was forced to endure difficult times; his marriage ended, home lost and he was left selling off personal assets such as lorries and equipment to try and address his debts. It wasn't until 1996 while on holiday in Florida that Nev received inspiration from an unlikely source. He popped in to watch the Walt Disney story and was surprised to discover that Walt had been made bankrupt twice before finding success. His words that you could not achieve success without first suffering failure made a real impact on Nev who returned home knowing he had to get up and stop feeling sorry for himself.
Fast forward 9 years and Nev Wilshire, now armed with extensive experience of using grant schemes to fund home improvements, was ready to set up on his own again. Nationwide Energy Services initially employed 12 people but by working with sub-contractors was able to provide coverage across the whole of South Wales. In the eight years since, NES has evolved beyond all recognition and is now part of Nev's group of companies called Save Britain Money.
The SBM group provide a range of money saving services to the British public including; energy efficiency surveys, installation of energy saving measures, pension reviews, insurance products, fuel switching and much more.
Employing in excess of 700 staff with a further 500 support staff working in the field the group continues to expand to support Nev's aim of helping even more people with their monthly bills.
Following the success of the Call Centre TV show and his other media appearances Nev has become a highly sought after business, motivational and after dinner speaker. Whether its informed opinion for a key-note address or a burst of energy and a song to start a conference that you need, Nev is guaranteed to make an impact.