24

Jul

Helping people fulfil their dreams

Murray Marshall, a DSL loan officer, shared words of wisdom for businesses looking for funding in a session on Routes to Finance at the recent XpoNorth 2020 as part of its Digital Shorts series. XpoNorth, a Scottish creative industries conference, was reimagined this year as an immersive digital edition, in light of the Covid-91 lockdown. […]

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24

Jul

Recycle Wysely thanks DSL

Keith Wyse had the idea of setting up his Fife-based waste management company while working as a sales manager for Dreams bedding stores, which also offered a bed disposal service. He thought about what other items could be uplifted to reduce landfill and launched Recycle Wysely. Recycle Wysely, which received support from DSL Business Finance, […]

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24

Jul

Award-winning Planet Kuku expands

Edinburgh-based Planet Kuku, which describes itself as the home of the 100 per cent plant-based frittata, has used funding from DSL Business Finance to move into new rented premises, fit-out a kitchen and as a source of working capital. Family business Planet Kuku was set up in 2017 by Mateusz Noniewicz and Maria Janowczyk, originally […]

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24

Jul

Business update from Executive Director, Stuart Yuill

I’m sure you’ll agree that the last few months have brought about unprecedented changes to how we live and work. The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown have seen businesses adapt quickly to new circumstances. But during this time, we have remained  open for businesses, and this will continue. As we prepare for whatever the future may […]

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04

May

Scottish Government Business Support Grant Schemes

Scottish Government recently announced 3 new grant funding schemes to business impacted by the coronavirus. You may already know about these schemes. Either way, they are now open for applications. You can find more information re eligibility and how to apply at https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice/sources-of-funding  

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24

Mar

Message from Executive Director, DSL in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The unprecedented circumstances caused by the worldwide escalation of COVID-19 is now impacting on every part of my life be that family, work, hobbies or whatever and I am in no doubt that you are being similarly affected.  All of us at DSL Business Finance Ltd understand and share these experiences and appreciate what you […]

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23

Mar

Coronavirus update from CEIS Group of companies

Click below to read the full message from Ian Mitchell, CEO, CEIS Coronavirus update

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17

Mar

Credit Reference Agency Information Notice (CRAIN)

It’s a document that describes how the three main credit reference agencies in the UK each use and share personal data that they receive about consumers and businesses. This is data that is related to credit activity. On 26th March 2020, the Credit Reference Information Notice (CRAIN) will be updated to version 1.1 You can […]

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06

Mar

Tender Invitation for the Evaluation of SMF

DSL wishes to carry out an End of Project Evaluation of the Scottish Microfinance Fund (SMF) for the period of July 2016 to Dec 2018. Through SMF, DSL lent just under £4m via 256 loans to 231 enterprises in Scotland. These loans created 422 new jobs. Budget The budget for this evaluation is maximum of […]

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06

Feb

DSL Business Finance Ltd and 2 clients are Finalists in the Responsible Finance Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards 2019/2020

https://www.findingfinance.org.uk/We are delighted that DSL Business Finance Ltd and 2 clients are shortlisted finalists in the annual Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards 2020, organised by Responsible Finance, in the following categories. 1. Zander Macgregor and Allan Nairn of Wester Spirits Co Ltd in the Young Microentrepreneur category 2. The Refillery Ltd in the Sustainable Business Category 3. […]

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