While economists talked fearfully of a triple-dip recession in 2012, Coventry was quietly racking up net company growth almost equalling that of booming 2006.
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 beginning of 2013 has seen some positive economic results in Folkestone, with company formation rising and a rise in net company growth.
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.