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Recent research from Duport.co.uk has shown that company formation reached an all-time high in Bath during 2013.
Over the 12 months, there were 920 new companies formed - more than any other year on record for the area and 11% higher than the previous year.
The annual Duport Business Confidence Report for Ipswich has revealed both positive and negative economic statistics for the area during 2013.
The report shows that the number of company formations in Ipswich increased by 1% over the year, which suggests a slight rise in business confidence. However, company closures rose by 11%, leading to a significant overall drop in net company growth (the number of company formations minus the number of closures).
Stoke-on-Trent experienced a surge in new company formations during 2013, according to figures in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for the area.
Over the course of the year, there were 1530 new companies formed - a record amount for Stoke and an 8% rise on 2012. This led to an overall rise in net company growth (the number of company formations minus the number of company closures).