The latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Halifax, West Yorkshire shows there was a rise in company formations over the third quarter of the year. During this period there were 174 new companies registered, representing a 2% rise on Q3 of 2012.
Company formation numbers in Worcester rose during the third quarter of the year, according to a new report from Duport.co.uk.
New research from Duport.co.uk has revealed an unprecedented number of new company formations in Liverpool over the third quarter of the year.
Manchester broke an all-time high for new company formations in March 2012.
1033 new limited companies were formed in the city of Manchester in March 2012, breaking the previous record of 934 set one month earlier in February.
The data, analysed by formations agents Duport Associates, also showed the Greater Manchester area reaching its third highest month for company formations hitting a total of 2114.
“Whilst journalists and politicians perpetuate stories about doom and decline, it’s clear that the people of Manchester remain motivated and mobilised. They are letting their entrepreneurial spirit shine during a time when the country needs it most,” stated Duport Associates’ Managing Director, Peter Valaitis.
The rise in entrepreneurial interest in Greater Manchester could be due in part to the regeneration of the area. With large institutions moving into Greater Manchester, such as the BBC’s move to its new Salford base, this positive investment in the area could be affecting the number of new businesses being formed.