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.
2013 saw a surge in company formations in Swansea, according to a new economic report from Duport.co.uk.
Derby smashed its own record for company formation during 2013, according to the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for the area.
April 2012 saw the city of York experience a record April for new company formations, accompanied by a fall in unemployment.
136 new companies were formed in York in April 2012, breaking the previous April record by 15%, according to figures released by formations agents Duport.co.uk.
“Turning a setback into an opportunity is an important skill for any entrepreneur, and it looks as though the people of York have the talent,” said Peter Valaitis, Managing Director of Duport.co.uk.
“Despite the double-dip recession, York is still brimming with ideas and opportunities for new start ups, and it seems as though the city’s entrepreneurs are taking advantage of them.”
As well as a rise in start up companies, York’s unemployment figures also fell between March and April 2012.