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.
More and more new companies are flocking to set up in Leicester. After a record number of company formations in 2012 and the first half of 2013, the third quarter of the year also saw a record number of new companies registered in the city.
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.
One in four of us dream of starting our own business, according to a new survey by business software provider, Sage.
Entrepreneurial spirit appears to be strongest in the north east, with 11% of people in this region considering starting a business, compared to 9% in London. The lowest numbers of would-be company owners were recorded in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north west.
The most popular reason for wanting to form a company was in order to do something you are passionate about, with 38% of the 3000 participants stating this as their motivation.
The results of the study are significant to the British economy, according to managing director for Sage’s small business division, Lee Perkins:
“The UK business landscape is changing. The home for entrepreneurism, which has for so long been associated with London and the south east is moving north, and this will have a significant impact on regional economies.”
With so many of us aspiring to start a company, it looks like exciting times for the business world – the next Richard Branson could be just around the corner.