Figures in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Southsea have shown there was a peak in the number of female director appointments during the first quarter of the year.
The third quarter of the year saw a rise in net company growth in Bracknell, according new research by leading company formation agents, Duport.co.uk.
Recent research from Duport.co.uk has revealed there were a record number of new company formations in Rochdale during the third quarter of the year.
The official Company Register saw a new high of start-ups using the term "clinical" in their company name in February 2012.
In data analysed by Duport Associates, 25 new "clinical" companies were formed in February 2012, the highest number of these new formations since March 2003.
With the Health and Social Care Bill now approved by Parliament, it seems that small businesses are focussing on healthcare and sciences as an industry set to boom.
“The new interest in “clinical” companies just goes to show how many businesses are hoping to get more involved in providing healthcare services to the public and to the NHS,” said Peter Valaitis, Managing Director of Duport Associates.
With the NHS being opened to wider competition, it seems that many SMEs are looking to benefit from the move and that new companies are targeting healthcare as a good opportunity for the future.