The Glasgow branch office of DSG Financial Services has been made an independent business by the Stockport-based car finance broker.

DSG Financial Services Scotland Ltd, operating out of the Strathclyde Business Park, will be headed by David Quate, who has spent the previous three years as DSG’s regional development manager in Scotland.

Richard Hoggart, managing director of DSG, said: "We are delighted to formalise the Scottish operation into a standalone business. David Quate has led the way in making the branch the success it has become. He fully deserves the position of managing director."

Quate, who holds 12 years’ experience with Bank of Scotland Dealer Finance, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed working with DSG since the launch in Scotland. This new independence allows me to focus more on the needs of the Scottish dealer network but continue to leverage off the strengths of the English network."