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.
Figures in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report reveal that the percentage of young director appointments in Chesterfield has more than doubled during the first half of the year. During the January to June period, 6.5% of director appointments were under 25, compared to 3.1% during the same period in 2011.
Chesterfield is undergoing a period of regeneration that could be one of the reasons behind the rise in young entrepreneurs. A range of projects are set to take place, including a £50 million retail and leisure development and a £2 million refurbishment of the town's iconic Market Hall.
There will also be a £300 million project on a reclaimed opencast site at the Birchall Estate, which will see the development of a major eco-friendly leisure and visitor attraction to the north west of the town.
Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:
"An increase in young directors is positive news for Chesterfield, and should bring fresh ideas to the local business community."
"The planned regeneration projects should give a further boost to the Chesterfield economy. We can expect to see more positive news for the town in the coming months and years."
The Duport Business Confidence Report for Chesterfield contains economic data and statistics that provide an overview of the town's business landscape.
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.