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.

Rent, Shuffle & Roll


Glenn and Jen, are a board game-loving couple from Aberdeen who transformed their passion into a thriving business known as “Rent, Shuffle & Roll Ltd.” Faced with the common challenges of limited space and underused games in their growing collection, they conceived a creative solution.

The Dell, Glenlivet Ltd


Paul Cannavan, a former criminal defence lawyer based in Edinburgh, embarked on a remarkable journey that took him far from the courtroom to the serene woodlands of Speyside, Scotland. Recognising an untapped market for high-end cabin accommodation, he transformed an abandoned clay pigeon shooting site near the Glenlivet Distillery into a welcoming haven for tourists and holidaymakers. To bring this vision to life, he approached DSL Business Finance for a loan to as part of his comprehensive funding plan.

Dramtubes Ltd


Dramtubes, a whisky company based in Milngavie and co-owned by industry veteran Alan Irvine, embarked on a mission to broaden access to rare and high-priced whiskies by packaging them in convenient taster-sized glass tubes. To turn this vision into reality and extend their market reach, Alan sought support from DSL Business Finance through the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme for a loan of £20,000

Allegria Ristorante-Pizzeria (VANZARE LTD)


Maria had raised part of the money required to start the business. However, she was unable to obtain remaining amount from elsewhere. Without DSL’s assistance, the business would not have been able to progress its plans, and the opportunity to start or grow would be lost. Therefore, Maria approached DSL Business Finance Ltd for a loan to help finance the restaurant’s opening


QTV is Scotland’s largest multimedia production company and outside broadcast facilities provider.  In 2020 QTV won a major 6-year contract as broadcast production partner to the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), which migrated matchday production, post-production, streaming and broadcast distribution to a cutting edge centralised remote production facility.  The build of the first-generation facility was financed in part with a Digital Development Loan accessed through DSL Business Finance.  The funding bought new video management servers and low latency encoders & decoders, critical infrastructure in a remote production facility.

Cafe Fika

Cafe Fika is a small family-owned cafe located in Forres, Scotland. It is owned and operated by Naomi Ireland-Fair and her son Brogan Ireland-Fair who is a self-trained barista and knows everything coffee!. Business name is maintained from the original owners who were Swedish with ‘Fika’ being a cultural concept in Sweden which is to ‘ take time out of your day to enjoy coffee and food with family and friends or yourself.’

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