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
1London14988
2Birmingham1873
3Manchester1189
4Glasgow769
5Coventry670
6Bristol629
7Liverpool615
8Warrington612
9Leeds537
10Nottingham526
11Leicester479
12Edinburgh451
13Corby353
14Harrow347
15Ilford342
16Sheffield333
17Reading285
18Northampton278
19Bradford264
20Luton254
21Brighton250
22Poole249
23Cardiff245
24Milton Keynes244
25Derby242
26Southampton241
27Bolton236
28Croydon231
29Newcastle Upon Tyne231
30Doncaster218
31Romford216
32Stockport214
33Cambridge206
34Peterborough203
35Slough200
36Wolverhampton193
37Belfast189
38Bournemouth185
39Preston185
40Chester184
41Altrincham177
42Hull170
43Norwich170
44Swindon167
45Watford163
46Bedford159
47Aberdeen157
48Hemel Hempstead156
49Ashford147
50Newport145
51Chelmsford145
52Ipswich143
53Swansea143
54Hayes141
55Bury139
56Solihull134
57Colchester134
58Huddersfield134
59Stoke-On-Trent134
60Dagenham132
61York131
62Enfield129
63Edgware129
64Oldham127
65Hounslow127
66Walsall126
67Ruislip126
68Cheltenham125
69Salford125
70Portsmouth125
71Haverfordwest124
72Oxford123
73Rotherham122
74Wembley120
75Dundee116
76Wakefield115
77Middlesbrough115
78Blackburn112
79Gloucester111
80Southall109
81Bromsgrove108
82Plymouth105
83Maidstone103
84Blackpool102
85Lincoln99
86Bromley98
87Bath97
88Dartford95
89Worthing95
90Exeter95
91Crawley94
92Sutton92
93Barnet90
94Newry90
95Richmond88
96Orpington88
97High Wycombe86
98Basingstoke85
99Guildford84
100Barking84
101Tunbridge Wells84
102Wigan83
103Gravesend82
104Stanmore82
105Rochdale82
106Wirral82
107Hertford82
108Hornchurch81
109Harrogate80
110Gateshead80
111Worcester79
112Hove79
113Gillingham79
114Telford78
115Grays78
116Sutton Coldfield77
117Maidenhead77
118Woking77
119Chatham76
120Feltham76
121St. Albans76
122Halifax76
123Fareham76
124Hamilton76
125Sunderland72
126Eastleigh71
127Darlington70
128Hampshire70
129Eastbourne70
130Nuneaton69
131Winchester69
132Hampton68
133Barnsley68
134Kettering67
135Finchley67
136Basildon67
137Brentwood66
138Rugby66
139Leamington Spa66
140Scunthorpe65
141Isleworth65
142Harlow64
143Truro63
144Uxbridge63
145Bridgend63
146Rochester63
147Aylesbury63
148Wellingborough62
149Tamworth61
150Dudley61
151Loughton60
152Chichester60
153Southend-On-Sea60
154Epsom59
155Loughborough59
156Sidcup59
157Mansfield59
158Woodford Green59
159Wrexham59
160Kingston Upon Thames58
161Grimsby58
162Waterlooville58
163Bracknell58
164Chorley57
165Stafford57
166Surbiton57
167Purley, London57
168Taunton56
169Greenford56
170Canterbury55
171Southport54
172Sevenoaks54
173Pinner54
174Northwich54
175Tonbridge53
176Hitchin53
177Newbury52
178Horsham52
179Twickenham52
180Borehamwood51
181Crewe50
182Chesterfield49
183Newton Abbot48
184Durham48
185Birkenhead48
186Northolt48
187Paisley48
188Salisbury48
189Wokingham47
190New Malden47
191Macclesfield47
192Dunstable46
193Beckenham46
194Banbury46
195Newark46
196Stockton-On-Tees45
197Mitcham45
198Essex45
199Inverness45
200Stevenage45
201Erith45
202Haywards Heath44
203Shrewsbury44
204St. Helens44
205Sittingbourne44
206Smethwick44
207Cheadle43
208Spalding43
209Redhill43
210Burton-On-Trent43
211Huntingdon43
212Bicester43
213Leighton Buzzard43
214Hartlepool43
215Pontypridd42
216Oldbury42
217Sale42
218Camberley42
219Burnley42
220King's Lynn42
221Morden42
222Newcastle42
223Carlisle42
224Weybridge42
225Windsor41
226Lytham St.Annes41
227Bexleyheath41
228Cannock41
229Redditch40
230Billericay40
231Wickford40
232Tring40
233Farnham40
234Shipley40
235Benfleet40
236Weston-Super-Mare40
237Dewsbury40
238Reigate39
239Great Yarmouth39
240Hereford39
241Falkirk39
242West Bromwich38
243Wilmslow38
244Southsea38
245Torquay38
246Lowestoft37
247Margate37
248Lichfield37
249Braintree37
250Hatfield37


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
1Director28815
2Company Director8586
3Managing Director1579
4Consultant1451
5Manager1295
6Accountant727
7Businessman679
8Engineer634
9Administrator575
10Builder499
11It Consultant427
12Entrepreneur419
13Self Employed385
14Electrician384
15Business365
16Project Manager344
17Solicitor334
18Chef 328
19Driver322
20Teacher318
21Nurse317
22General Manager301
23Student301
24Doctor292
25Ceo286
26Operations Manager271
27Retired241
28Designer239
29Carpenter233
30Management Consultant232
31Chartered Accountant231
32Hgv Driver224
33Sales Director215
34Chief Executive202
35Software Engineer194
36Business Executive160
37Businesswoman153
38Owner152
39Director And Company Secretary152
40Plumber151
41Finance Director149
42Architect147
43Property Developer145
44Salesman137
45Commercial Director126
46Lawyer125
47Marketing Consultant124
48Business Owner122
49Retailer114
50Electrical Engineer112

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
1647
1798
18222
19339
20449
21638
22769
23997
241154
251395
261532
271812
281916
292073
302111
312149
322262
332215
342232
352332
362331
373179
382269
392211
402014
411907
421972
431887
441991
451966
461877
471951
481726
492023
501687
511540
521480
531356
541390
551422
561131
571146
581076
59834
60693
61685
62582
63452
64365
65377
66295
67326
68238
69188
70197
71180
72137
7396
74123
7563
7661
7744
7845
7925
8024
8114
8229
8314
846
859
8610
876
883
899
901
913
922
931
961
971


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
British52271
English3184
Romanian1514
Irish1152
Polish1114
Indian1018
Chinese972
Jamaican829
Italian765
Scottish600
French594
American569
Bulgarian435
German431
Nigerian421
Pakistani420
Australian346
Welsh343
Portuguese340
Spanish340
Lithuanian326
Dutch290
Turkish261
Swedish229
Zimbabwean221
Hungarian214
Greek202
South African192
Latvian160
Canadian150
Belgian146
Filipino142
New Zealander138
Iranian121
Bangladeshi111
Russian110
Northern Irish103
Norwegian102
Danish102
Malaysian98
Ghanaian98
Israeli96
Slovak93
Czech84
Sri Lankan82
Swiss74
Austrian72
Brazilian70
Cypriot67
Albanian67
Ukrainian62
Afghan58
Finnish57
Iraqi50
Egyptian48
Syrian47
Kenyan44
Estonian43
Nepalese37
Singaporean34
Thai33
Japanese29
Saudi Arabian28
Vietnamese28
Slovenian28
Taiwanese27
Ugandan27
Argentine27
South Korean27
Croatian26
Jordanian21
Moroccan19
British,Australian19
Hong Konger18
British,Nigerian17
Sudanese17
British,American17
British,South African16
Libyan16
Congolese (Drc)16
Mauritian16
Cameroonian16
Colombian15
Lebanese15
Venezuelan15
Kuwaiti14
Serbian14
Sierra Leonean14
Moldovan13
British,Irish12
Mexican12
Eritrean12
Kosovan12
Belarusian12
Algerian12
Somali12
Zambian11
Dominican11
Azerbaijani11
Trinidadian10
Kazakh9
Indonesian9
Maltese9
British Virgin Islander9
Macedonian8
Malawian8
Citizen Of Seychelles8
Tunisian8
Bahraini7
Ivorian7
Nigerien7
Yemeni7
Tanzanian7
Uzbek7
British,Polish7
Chilean7
Qatari7
British,Canadian6
Kittitian6
Ethiopian6
Grenadian5
Gambian5
Liberian5
Icelandic5
Irish,British5
British,Jamaican4
British,French4
Australian,British4
English,British4
Stateless4
Malagasy4
Peruvian4
St Lucian4
Palestinian4
Guinean4
Angolan4
Vincentian4
Rwandan4
Bahamian4
Georgian4
British,German4
British,Pakistani4


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 Kingdom46625
England18606
Scotland2058
Wales783
Northern Ireland664
China536
Great Britain525
United States360
Isle Of Man341
India273
France220
Germany194
Italy179
Australia157
Spain154
Poland142
United Arab Emirates139
Ireland126
Philippines125
Sweden106
Gb101
Usa99
Netherlands94
Switzerland90
South Africa82
Hong Kong70
Israel69
Greece60
Norway59
Romania59
Ukraine57
Canada55
Uk52
Russia49
Belgium45
Nigeria43
Singapore43
Turkey38
Hungary37
Cyprus33
Pakistan32
Denmark32
Czech Republic32
Saudi Arabia31
Austria31
New Zealand27
Thailand22
Portugal22
Malaysia22
Latvia21
Lithuania21
Bulgaria17
Slovakia16
Kuwait15
Finland14
Malta14
Argentina13
Iran13
Seychelles13
Brazil13
Egypt13
Qatar12
Guernsey12
Luxembourg10
Slovenia10
Sri Lanka10
Croatia10
Lebanon10
Zimbabwe10
Estonia9
Kenya9
Monaco8
Belarus8
Japan8
Bermuda8
Dominica7
Bangladesh7
Taiwan7
Morocco7
Hong Kong (Sar)6
Venezuela6
Mauritius6
Mexico6
Panama6
Bahamas6
Vietnam6
Bahrain6
Uae6
Kazakhstan6
Gibraltar5
Republic Of Ireland5
United States Of America5
Indonesia5
Serbia5
Georgia4
Libya4
Armenia4
Tanzania4
Afghanistan4
Russian Federation4
Madagascar4
Moldova4
South Korea4
Iceland4
Macedonia4


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 57510
Private Limited By Guarantee (With no share capital)950
Limited Liability Partnership474
Private Limited By Guarantee Company (with No Share Capital) With a Limited Exemption179
Limited Partnership132
Public Limited Company34
Private Unlimited5

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
ACCOUNT222
BUILDERS119
BUILDING307
RESTAURANT117
ESTATE AGEN11
CONSULTING1192
CLEANING274
PLUMB203
HEALTH390
LEGAL100
HAIRDRESS19
PROPERTY1180
PROPERTIES697
BUTCHER21

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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