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company closures rising in Wirral

Recent research from Duport.co.uk shows there was a rise in company closures in Wirral during 2013, with 597 companies closing over the course of the year.

record year for new business in Swansea

2013 saw a surge in company formations in Swansea, according to a new economic report from Duport.co.uk.

Derby smashes record for company formation

Derby smashed its own record for company formation during 2013, according to the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for the area.

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Manchester start-ups break new record

april 2012

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.

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