Case Studies

Listen to what some of our clients had to say about their experience of taking the leap with us and how their loans have transformed their businesses.

Cruive Estate Agents


Cruive Estate Agent Ltd is a small estate agency founded by Judith McGill and her business partner, David Forsyth. Judith takes the lead as the managing director, fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning her own estate agency. With David’s support, they brought this dream to fruition in February 2024

Taylor Made Kilts


Taylor Made Kilts showcases how strategic planning, industry expertise, and access to SME finance can transform entrepreneurial aspirations into prosperous businesses. Through the support of DSL Business Finance, Glenn and Paula have realised their dream of establishing a thriving enterprise that honours Scotland’s heritage while supporting the local economy.

Party Pants


Eilidh Gibson, a Glasgow School of Art graduate, aimed to revolutionise the fashion industry with her brand, Party Pants. Frustrated by the lack of trousers that fit well and reflected her style, she took matters into her own hands. With her design flair and self-taught sewing skills, she began creating trousers adorned with quirky trims like frills and tassels. The positive reception to her creations led to the birth of Party Pants.

Planet G


Planet G (PG) is a mobile catering venture co-founded by Gemma Costa and her partner, Marta Negro Puig. PG is committed to offering unconventional handmade vegetarian breakfast options with a focus on sustainability. The business operates from a mobile food truck, catering primarily to events and public spaces. Its mission is not only to provide delicious meals but also to contribute to reducing carbon footprints associated with traditional breakfast options.

Emma Loen Ltd and Loen Hair Ltd by Emma Loen Glasgow


In a landscape where traditional funding from mainstream banks often isn’t enough, DSL provides business loans in Scotland, backing entrepreneurs like Emma Loen. Emma now runs two thriving salons with the help of DSL’s financial support.

Project Neuro


Mollie Powney, a qualified personal trainer, identified a crucial gap in health and wellbeing services for individuals suffering from long-term neurological or chronic conditions in Elgin and surrounding areas. Project Neuro was born out of Mollie’s passion to provide a private facility catering specifically to this group. Despite little advertising, the business quickly gained popularity, highlighting the pressing need for such services in the community.

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