Vision, Mission and Values

 

DSL Business Finance is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), a member of the Community Development Finance Association and the European Microfinance Network. We provide business start-up and growth loans for small businesses and social enterprises that can’t access funding from banks and other traditional sources.

We work to achieve the following aims;

  • Support enterprises and communities to create a more inclusive economy
  • Ensure DSL Business Finance operates sustainably as a business
  • Lead the market as a social enterprise with national and international impact
  • Be an excellent employer

 

Our vision

We will make Scotland a better place to live and work with a more inclusive economy.

 

Our mission

To tackle inequality, strengthen communities and improve the performance and impact of businesses which contribute to our society.

 

Our values

Partnership – our reputation as a trusted partner is critical to everything we do

Respect – we embrace diversity and act with integrity with our clients, staff and stakeholders

Innovation – we seek to bring innovative approaches to everything we do to ensure maximum success

Quality – we deliver and demonstrate high quality outcomes in our work

Leadership – we are committed to using our role as an industry expert to progress the sector

Empowerment – We ensure staff are equipped with the best tools to work with clients to the best of their ability


P R I Q L E
Partnership Respect Innovation Quality Leadership Empowerment
Our reputation as a trusted partner is critical to everything we do We embrace diversity; and  act with integrity and honesty with our clients, partners, staff and stakeholders We seek to bring innovative approaches to everything we do to ensure maximum effect and efficiency We deliver and demonstrate high quality outcomes in all aspect of our work We acknowledge and embrace our role as an industry expert to progress the sector We work closely with clients and staff to provide required skills and abilities