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New research from Duport.co.uk reveals female director appointments rose to a record level during the first quarter of the year in Oldham. Between January and March, 35% of director appointments were female - more than any other Q1 on record for the area.
The rise in female director appointments comes after the latest Economic Review from Oldham Council documented a 31% increase in female unemployment during 2012. The increase in female director appointments this year suggests that more local women are setting up their own companies, perhaps seeking to run their own business after becoming unemployed.
While economists talked fearfully of a triple-dip recession in 2012, Coventry was quietly racking up net company growth almost equalling that of booming 2006.
According to research by Duport.co.uk, last year saw net company growth in Coventry reach a healthy 8.37% (net company growth stood at 9.17% in 2006). That's not bad when you consider it fell to minus 0.43% in 2009. It's been steadily creeping up since then: 3.94% in 2010, 5.5% in 2011 and 8.37% in 2012.
New research from Duport.co.uk reveals that net company growth in Kingston Upon Thames dipped during the first three months of the year.
Between January and March, the company register grew by 92, compared to 114 during the same period in 2012. Although the number of company closures remained exactly the same as in the previous Q1, company formation fell by 9%, leading to an overall drop in net company growth.