The beginning of 2013 has seen some positive economic results in Folkestone, with company formation rising and a rise in net company growth.
New research from Duport.co.uk reveals that net company growth in Kingston Upon Thames dipped during the first three months of the year.
The latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Dudley shows there was a decline in company formation in the area last year. However, the report also shows there was a reduction in company closures during the same period, suggesting trading conditions may actually be improving in the town.
Croydon is the best performing area in the country for young entrepreneurship, according to new figures released by Duport.co.uk.
Of the 2310 directors appointed in the past year in Croydon, 10% were under the age of 25, compared to a UK average of only 6%.
Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said: “Clearly Croydon is a hot spot for young entrepreneurs. There are many schemes and initiatives in place to support aspiring business people in this area, and this is an attitude the rest of the UK can benefit from. The data about the evolving profile of company directors in this area will be very welcome news for those working hard on these projects”.
A total of 230 directors under the age of 25 were appointed in Croydon over the past year, and the area has the highest proportion of young entrepreneurs in the UK.