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.
Swindon saw a steep rise in company formations during the first six months of the year, with 759 companies being registered between January and June. This figure beats any half year on record for the town and represents a 14.5% rise on the same period last year. The full Duport Business Confidence Report shows that company formations in Swindon have been rising since 2009.
Earlier this year a major regeneration project was announced for Swindon Town Centre, which could be the reason business start-ups are flocking to the area. The £50 million project is due for completion in 2014 and will include a 52,000 sq ft Morrison's superstore, eight restaurants and bars, a 30,000 sq ft six-screen cinema and a 450-space car park.
"The proposed regeneration of Swindon town centre seems to already be attracting new business to the town. The extra footfall that the new development will bring should benefit business start-ups in the vicinity, helping them grow and prosper."
The Duport Business Confidence Report for Swindon provides an economic overview of the town, with facts and figures on everything from net company growth to company naming trends. Duport releases reports on each area of the UK on a quarterly basis.
Duport Business Confidence Reports are generated and released by Duport Associates Ltd. The data contained in these reports is assimilated and analysed by Duport using public record data from sources including Companies House, Office for National Statistics and Ordnance Survey. Duport Associates Ltd is a leading UK company formation agent, established in 1997 and registering around 10,000 new companies each year through its Companies House approved software.