New research from Duport.co.uk reveals female director appointments rose to a record level during the first quarter of the year in Oldham. Between January and March, 35% of director appointments were female - more than any other Q1 on record for the area.
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.
West Yorkshire town, Halifax has seen a 4.9% rise in company formations during the first six months of the year, suggesting some economic growth in the town.
The rise in company formations could be linked to the £50 million regeneration of the town centre. The construction of a nine-screen cinema, 100-bedroom hotel, ten-pin bowling alley, shops, restaurants, office space and a multi-storey car park is already complete. The project involved 200 construction workers and has created 220 permanent jobs.
Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:
"Our report shows that Halifax suffered during the worst of the recession, with company formation numbers dropping sharply in the first half of 2008."
"However, company formations have been rising since then, promising a brighter economic future for the town."
The Duport Business Confidence Report for Halifax provides data on everything from net company growth to local naming trends, giving a broad economic overview of the town. Duport.co.uk issues quarterly reports on all areas of the UK.
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.