Statistics

Statistics on newly formed UK companies. How many are formed

Recently Formed Company Statistics

The Filtering Conundrum

When a company is registered, until July 2016, no indication was given as to what type of business it was - whether its an accountancy business, a builders yard or a tattoo parlour etc. However this changed in July 2016 and now, companies provide the Standard Industrial Classification code at time of formation. For the first time ever, its now possible to target a company based on its company type. However there are also many other ways to filter the data of newly formed companies

Geographical

The main filter is geographical. Whilst you may be a business selling to anywhere in the UK, it can be good to get in touch with local new businesses. Being able to say "we are only just down the road from you so we are your local supplier of this product" can be a great selling point. Once you have proven your marketing is working locally, you can increase it to bigger areas. You can filter by specifying a distance from a postcode (it doesnt have to be your postcode - if you are in Portsmouth but want to target the outskirts of Manchester, use an online search engine like Google to find any shop in a town you are looking for and use that postcode as the basis of your inclusion

If you don't want to target by postcode, you can choose to base your initial criteria on every company in Scotland (often around a 100 per day), Northern Ireland (often less than 50 per day) or "England and Wales" (usually in excess of 2000 per day and sometimes in excess of 3000 per day).

When someone says that over 2000 companies get formed every day, or around 500,000 per year, its hard to associate that with areas of the country. You might think they are all in London. We do a snapshot every day of the previous 31 days company formations and where the registered office address is held. This might give you some thoughts as to the usefulness of geographical filtering. We also have regional statistics based on the postcode area of the recently formed companies


Top 250 Towns - Companies formed based on the town the registered office is in (last 31 days)

When a registered office address is provided by the company being formed, a full address is provided and a town is included as part of that address. Here are the top 250 towns and how many companies have been formed over the last 31 days. this is a great way to get a quick indication of how many might be in your area

Pos. Town Qty
1London13710
2Birmingham1187
3Manchester1108
4Coventry734
5Glasgow699
6Liverpool650
7Warrington627
8Bristol553
9Leicester542
10Leeds512
11Nottingham498
12Edinburgh459
13Sheffield372
14Harrow314
15Ilford312
16Bradford293
17Cardiff289
18Poole275
19Northampton266
20Bolton264
21Southampton257
22Reading253
23Luton251
24Milton Keynes240
25Derby223
26Bournemouth223
27Brighton220
28Cambridge215
29Romford213
30Doncaster204
31Croydon204
32Newcastle Upon Tyne202
33Belfast195
34Stockport195
35Watford191
36Norwich190
37Peterborough189
38Aberdeen186
39Wolverhampton181
40Preston181
41Chester174
42Slough174
43Bedford157
44Ashford151
45Blackpool150
46Swindon147
47Swansea146
48Chelmsford143
49Altrincham139
50Oldham139
51York138
52Colchester137
53Wembley136
54Hull135
55Bromsgrove131
56Dagenham130
57Stoke-On-Trent129
58Ipswich128
59Portsmouth128
60Hounslow127
61Oxford127
62Salford126
63Huddersfield125
64Hayes123
65Walsall121
66Ruislip121
67Edgware115
68Plymouth114
69Newport113
70Durham113
71Hemel Hempstead113
72Bury112
73Maidstone110
74Enfield109
75Middlesbrough108
76Solihull108
77Bromley106
78Rotherham106
79Barking103
80Rochdale103
81Dundee100
82Wirral100
83Blackburn99
84Lincoln99
85Worthing96
86Guildford94
87Woking94
88Winchester94
89Wigan93
90Worcester91
91Basildon91
92High Wycombe90
93Cheltenham89
94Wakefield89
95Newport Pagnell87
96Hove87
97Barnet87
98Sutton Coldfield86
99Barnsley84
100Southall83
101Basingstoke83
102Richmond82
103Uxbridge82
104Exeter82
105Grays80
106Brentwood80
107Hampshire79
108St. Albans79
109Hertford77
110Newry77
111Orpington77
112Wellingborough77
113Greenford76
114Maidenhead76
115Gloucester76
116Gateshead75
117Rugby74
118Aylesbury74
119Harlow73
120Harrogate73
121Gravesend73
122Stanmore71
123Chorley71
124Chesterfield71
125Telford70
126Dartford69
127Feltham69
128Sidcup69
129Tunbridge Wells69
130Hamilton68
131Potters Bar67
132Crawley67
133Stevenage67
134Kettering66
135Stockton-On-Tees65
136Sutton65
137Finchley64
138Gillingham63
139Camberley62
140Fareham62
141Southport62
142Canterbury61
143Eastbourne61
144Bridgend60
145Warwick60
146Darlington59
147Sevenoaks59
148Epsom58
149Chichester58
150Nuneaton57
151Dudley57
152Bath57
153Halifax57
154Surbiton57
155Hitchin56
156Wrexham56
157Hampton56
158Morden56
159Leamington Spa56
160Truro56
161Taunton55
162Loughborough55
163Mitcham55
164Rochester54
165Wilmslow53
166Kingston Upon Thames53
167Beckenham53
168Eastleigh53
169Salisbury52
170Farnham52
171Borehamwood52
172Mansfield52
173Chatham51
174Waterlooville50
175Weston-Super-Mare50
176Erith50
177Grimsby50
178Newbury49
179Shrewsbury49
180Macclesfield49
181Tamworth48
182Sunderland48
183Dunstable48
184Hornchurch46
185Redditch46
186St. Helens46
187Horsham46
188Twickenham46
189Southend-On-Sea46
190Torquay46
191Lytham St.Annes45
192Stafford45
193Woodford Green45
194Billericay45
195Paisley45
196Leigh-On-Sea44
197Weybridge44
198Bracknell44
199Banbury44
200Hatfield44
201Wokingham43
202Scunthorpe43
203Smethwick43
204West Bromwich43
205Burnley43
206Spalding42
207Sale42
208Dunfermline42
209Corby42
210Crewe42
211Andover41
212Loughton41
213Inverness40
214Falkirk40
215Thornton Heath40
216Burton-On-Trent40
217Windsor40
218New Malden39
219Runcorn39
220Shipley38
221Market Harborough38
222Reigate38
223Grantham38
224Cheadle38
225Bury St. Edmunds37
226Hereford37
227Leighton Buzzard37
228Northolt37
229Keighley37
230Dorchester37
231Tring37
232Kidderminster36
233Folkestone36
234Sittingbourne36
235Lichfield36
236Oldbury35
237Kent35
238Witney35
239Haywards Heath35
240Stroud35
241Livingston34
242Ellesmere Port34
243Redhill34
244Farnborough34
245Benfleet34
246Hartlepool34
247Bexley34
248Newcastle34
249Bicester34
250Cannock34


Occupation Based Filtering

OK, so that's the geographical side and that's the primary selection process, but after this you can provide further filters.

Somtimes you may not be interested in the type of company but the type of person. If you want to be able to target directors who are Web Developers, regardless of the type of company, you can. Or maybe Chef's or Human Resources people etc. When a company is formed and directors are appointed, they specify their occupation and you can filter on it.


Top 50 Occupations - Occupations of each director (last 31 days).
Pos. Occupation Officers
1Director25499
2Company Director9078
3Consultant1600
4Managing Director1541
5Manager1245
6Accountant715
7Businessman668
8Engineer590
9Builder516
10Administrator509
11It Consultant474
12Project Manager410
13Entrepreneur401
14Solicitor397
15Electrician376
16Driver344
17Nurse339
18Self Employed338
19Chef323
20Business305
21Student293
22Retired277
23Chartered Accountant271
24Teacher265
25General Manager264
26Hgv Driver264
27Doctor256
28Designer253
29Sales Director250
30Ceo243
31Management Consultant237
32Chief Executive227
33Software Engineer213
34Business Executive196
35Carpenter164
36Businesswoman163
37Commercial Director141
38Director And Company Secretary136
39Business Owner135
40Finance Director133
41Property Developer132
42Lawyer128
43Electrical Engineer 128
44Operations Manager123
45Marketing Consultant121
46Salesman120
47Architect119
48Chartered Surveyor118
49Plumber109
50Civil Engineer108

Age Based Filtering

Directors are required to give their date of birth when they are appointed. You may well offer a service where you think there would be a generally higher take up of your product with either a younger or older directorship. Note that due to data protection, we only know the month and year of birth, not the day, so ages are worked out based on the 1st day of the month


Directors Age - Breakdown of the age of each director (companies formed over the last 31 days)
Age of Officer Qty
111
1650
1787
18219
19334
20423
21593
22713
23968
241151
251270
261507
271675
281811
291924
301921
312120
322071
332150
342065
352056
362614
372227
382308
392202
402047
411916
421881
431793
441731
451791
461729
471748
481649
491595
501536
511463
521392
531355
541266
551204
561092
57895
581105
59820
60656
61574
62599
63481
64446
65358
66286
67304
68239
69234
70190
71190
72150
73109
7487
7575
7645
7737
7841
7931
8025
8111
8217
838
8411
8519
866
875
881
891
902
913
941


Nationality Filtering

Directors provide their nationality when being appointed and quite quickly after our site refresh in November 2015 we were asked if we could provide this filter. It is an ideal filter if the service you provide offers language translation services - i.e. you are an accountant with several Mandarin capable employees, you may want to get in touch with companies where a director is Chinese


Directors Nationality (officers appointed to new companies formed over the last 31 days)
Nationality Qty
British50071
English2876
Romanian1440
Polish1093
Irish912
Indian865
Chinese747
Italian736
French595
Scottish556
American510
Bulgarian418
Nigerian408
German406
Pakistani391
Welsh333
Australian321
Lithuanian308
Spanish282
Dutch266
Turkish264
Portuguese261
Greek228
Hungarian194
Zimbabwean190
Swedish186
South African168
Canadian151
Norwegian133
Belgian132
Latvian128
New Zealander117
Iranian110
Northern Irish110
Bangladeshi105
Filipino98
Ghanaian98
Sri Lankan96
Israeli90
Czech86
Ugandan84
Russian84
Danish78
Malaysian78
Slovak76
Austrian74
Brazilian69
Ukrainian67
Albanian64
Swiss63
Egyptian61
Singaporean55
South Korean54
Jamaican53
Cypriot51
Iraqi50
Syrian47
Afghan43
Finnish38
Estonian38
Kenyan37
Vietnamese37
Taiwanese31
Japanese30
Nepalese30
Cameroonian26
Croatian25
Zambian24
Slovenian22
Georgian19
Saudi Arabian19
Lebanese19
British,American18
Thai18
Sudanese17
Jordanian17
Malawian17
Moroccan16
Emirati15
Somali15
Citizen Of Seychelles14
Sierra Leonean14
Tunisian14
Maltese14
Colombian14
Macedonian14
Kuwaiti14
Argentine14
Algerian13
British,Australian13
Trinidadian13
Hong Konger13
Mauritian12
Kazakh11
Ivorian11
Serbian11
Belarusian11
Qatari11
Uzbek10
British,Nigerian10
Congolese (Drc)10
Eritrean9
British,Pakistani9
British,South African9
Libyan9
Gambian9
Moldovan9
Azerbaijani9
Kosovan9
Dominican8
British,Irish8
Malagasy8
Mexican8
British,Canadian7
Guyanese7
Palestinian7
Chilean7
Venezuelan7
Nigerien7
Panamanian7
British Virgin Islander6
Burmese6
Liberian6
Vincentian6
Ecuadorean6
Tanzanian6
Namibian6
American,British6
British,Italian5
Barbadian5
Armenian5
Maldivian5
British,New Zealander5
Congolese (Congo)5
Bahraini5
Yemeni4
Rwandan4
Peruvian4
British,French4
British,Russian4
St Lucian4
Grenadian4
Indonesian4


Country Of Residence Filtering

When directors provide their home address, they also provide their country of residence, and quite quickly after our site refresh in November 2015 we were asked if we could provide this filter. Useful if a service you provide targets companies with overseas directors as they may not be as aware of the UK Companies Act. (Note: You are still writing to the UK registered office, not to the director overseas). This service is idea if your provide business support services to companies that may have one or more overseas directors and can be compbined with our "single director filter" so that you can contact companies where there is only one director and that director is overseas.


Directors Country of Residence (officers appointed to new companies formed over the last 31 days)
Country of Residence Qty
United Kingdom45678
England16754
Scotland1768
Wales662
Northern Ireland629
China363
United States353
India215
France210
Germany173
Isle Of Man152
Italy146
Ireland127
Poland119
United Arab Emirates114
Australia112
Netherlands105
Spain104
Canada99
Switzerland94
Norway89
Sweden88
Hong Kong85
Israel72
South Africa68
Romania65
Philippines64
Uganda64
Singapore64
Greece59
Turkey53
Ukraine48
Russia47
Belgium47
Hungary39
Czech Republic34
Austria32
Nigeria32
Cyprus29
Thailand25
New Zealand24
Pakistan20
Portugal18
Saudi Arabia17
Jersey17
Slovakia17
Malaysia17
Malta16
Monaco15
Denmark15
Seychelles14
Bulgaria14
Egypt14
Taiwan13
Japan13
Lithuania13
Iran12
Luxembourg10
Sri Lanka10
Slovenia10
Latvia10
Guernsey10
Qatar10
Croatia10
Kuwait9
Brazil8
Argentina8
Azerbaijan8
Zimbabwe8
Kenya8
Bahrain7
Madagascar7
Panama7
Syria7
Zambia7
South Korea7
Morocco7
Estonia6
Bangladesh6
Uk6
Georgia6
Kazakhstan6
Usa5
Chile5
Lebanon5
Finland5
Gibraltar5
Dominican Republic4
Venezuela4
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines4
Aland Islands4
Maldives4
Trinidad And Tobago4
Armenia4
Vietnam4


Company Structure

The majority of companies formed in the UK every day are "Limited By Shares" companies - effectively commercial entities. However there are different types of company - Partnerships - often used with accountancy firms for example, Limited by Guarantee, where its a not-for-profit company, PLC is a Public Limited Company etc..

Company Types (companies formed over the last 31 days)
Type Quantity
Limited By Shares Company 53989
Private Limited By Guarantee (With no share capital)828
Limited Liability Partnership471
Private Limited By Guarantee Company (with No Share Capital) With a Limited Exemption188
Limited Partnership87
Public Limited Company36
Private Unlimited17

Company Name Based Filtering

Prior to July 2016 we couldn't filter by company category as it was not provided. The only way you could filter was by company name. However we have still kept the name filter in because it can still be useful. Often, the type of company is held within the company name - Joe Bloggs Builders, Freds Flowers, Antony's Accountants etc. Sometimes there are variations on a word as well. Accounting, Accountants, Accountancy, Accountant, Accounts etc. So you can either look for an entire word, or part of a word, so looking for "ACCOUNT" as a partial word would pick up all these companies. Be careful because PUB as a partial word might pick up Freds Portable Public Conveniences but a full word search would pick the Star and Garter Pub and you could add a second full word phrase of "PUBLIC HOUSE" without getting public conveniences.

Examples of Company Name Filtering (companies formed over the last 31 days)

Just a few examples of company name related filters

Name contains Quantity
ACCOUNT219
BUILDERS122
BUILDING334
RESTAURANT98
ESTATE AGEN20
CONSULTING1133
CLEANING246
PLUMB164
HEALTH391
LEGAL94
HAIRDRESS14
PROPERTY1192
PROPERTIES661
BUTCHER13

As you can see, there is a variety of ways you can target recently formed companies - whether its in your town, within a 75 mile radius of your postcode, or nationally. These statistics just give you a flavour of some result sets you could work out. You can mix and match the filters - applying a geographical filter to restrict the area and then apply one of the other filters to restrict the filter even further. You can easily copy a filter (duplicate it) so if you want to set up multiple filters, you can set one up and then copy it and edit the copy to add or remove a filter item.



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