Croydon, Surrey

2013 Annual Business Confidence Report

NOTICE: We have improved our calculations of the statistics in these reports, so some figures and records may not match previous reports.

Headlines

  • 2013 was a record year for company registrations in Croydon when compared to any year in history.
  • December 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Croydon when compared to any previous December.
  • The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Croydon when compared to any previous second half year.
  • December 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Croydon when compared to any previous December.
  • October 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Croydon when compared to any previous October.

Contents

  1. New Company Registrations
  2. Closed Companies (dissolved)
  3. Net Company Growth
  4. UK Company Share
  5. Director Age
  6. Director Gender
  7. Naming Trends
  8. SIC Data
  9. Recent Companies

New Company Registrations

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    2013 was a record year for company registrations in Croydon when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 1,924 companies were formed in Croydon in 2013. This total is 0.3% higher than in 2012 and compares poorly to the UK figure of a 7.6% growth compared to 491,893 the previous year.

    YearCroydonUK
    20131,924529,363
    20121,919491,893
    20111,580452,870
    20101,435400,358
    20091,303362,675
    Record Year2013 (1,924)2013 (529,363)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 929 companies were formed in Croydon. This figure is 0.4% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 8.9%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Croydon occurred in 2012 when a total of 933 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)CroydonUK
    2013929259,931
    2012933238,743
    % change-0.4%8.9%
    Record Year2012 (933)2013 (259,931)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 439 companies were registered in Croydon during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is a decrease of 12.2% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.1% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)CroydonUK
    2013439127,247
    2012500119,875
    % change-12.2%6.1%
    Record Year 2012 (500) 2013 (127,247)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    December 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Croydon when compared to any previous December.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2013166141132
    New companies in 2012198174128
    % change-16.2%-19.0%3.1%
    Record Year2012 (198)2012 (174)2013 (132)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 1,301 companies were dissolved in Croydon in 2013. This total is 28.6% higher than in 2012 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 13.1% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearCroydonUK
    20131,301332,213
    20121,012293,729
    20111,153314,524
    20101,186342,233
    20091,447533,789
    Record Year2009 (1,447)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Croydon when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 705 companies were dissolved in Croydon. This figure is 30.1% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 21.3%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Croydon occurred in 2013 when a total of 705 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)CroydonUK
    2013705177,021
    2012542145,935
    % change30.1%21.3%
    Record Year2013 (705)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 334 companies were dissolved in Croydon during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 25.1% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 29.7% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)CroydonUK
    201333490,851
    201226770,027
    % change25.1%29.7%
    Record Year 2013 (334) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    December 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Croydon when compared to any previous December.

    October 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Croydon when compared to any previous October.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2013119100115
    Closed companies in 20121148964
    % change4.4%12.4%80%
    Record Year2013 (119)2006 (125)2013 (115)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 623 companies were added to the company register for Croydon in 2013. This number represents growth of 32.4% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 37.2%.

    This number is 284 companies lower than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2012 when the Croydon company register grew by 907 companies.

    YearCroydonUK
    2013623197,150
    2012907198,164
    2011427138,346
    201024958,125
    2009-144-171,114
    Record Year2012 (907)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 the company register for Croydon increased by 224 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)CroydonUK
    201322482,910
    201239192,808
    Record Year2012 (391)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Net company growth for Croydon during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013) was 105 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)CroydonUK
    201310536,396
    201223349,848
    Record Year 2012 (233) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2013474117
    Net growth in 2012848564
    Record Year2008 (100)2012 (85)2012 (64)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    In 2013 Croydon formed 0.4% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2012 when Croydon was responsible for 0.4% of all UK companies.

    YearCroydon
    20130.4%
    20120.4%
    20110.3%
    20100.4%
    20090.4%
    Record Year (since 1960)1994 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 Croydon formed 0.4% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2012 figure of 0.4%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Croydon
    20130.4%
    20120.4%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.4%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1994 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, Croydon formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)Croydon
    20130.3%
    20120.4%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.4%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1991 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20130.3%0.3%0.4%
    UK formation share in 20120.4%0.4%0.4%
    % change-22.1%-20.4%-6.2%
    Record Year1986 (0.5%)1998 (0.5%)1980 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The average age of a director in 2013 was 42.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.6% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2013 was 41.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.8%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 41.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.0% compared to the UK figure of 5.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The record year for female directors in Croydon was 1980 when 33.3% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Croydon in 2013 was 27.2%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.0%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The record second half year for female directors in Croydon was 2010 when 30.1% of all directors were female.

    27.8% of all director appointments in Croydon in the second half of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Croydon was in 2004 when 32.2% of all directors were female.

    28.6% of all director appointments in Croydon in the fourth quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.6% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Dec 2012-Dec 2013)

    Excluding: LIMITED, LTD, &, UK, SERVICES, THE, (UK), AND, LTD., A, LLP, SOLUTIONS, COMPANY, OF.

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT2.35%CONSULTING5.22%
    CONSULTING1.63%MANAGEMENT4.72%
    CONSULTANCY1.34%CONSULTANCY3.45%
    LONDON1.23%PROPERTY2.59%
    CARE1.16%TRADING2.08%
    GLOBAL0.91%ENGINEERING1.87%
    CONSTRUCTION0.83%LONDON1.86%
    PROPERTY0.83%DESIGN1.76%
    CROYDON0.65%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    D0.58%CARE1.73%
    BUSINESS0.54%BUSINESS1.71%
    CENTRE0.54%CONSULTANTS1.68%
    ENTERPRISES0.54%GLOBAL1.58%
    ASSOCIATES0.54%INVESTMENTS1.56%
    CONSULTANTS0.51%PROPERTIES1.54%
    IT0.51%ASSOCIATES1.53%
    CO0.51%J1.51%
    CLEANING0.51%MEDIA1.50%
    ENTERPRISE0.47%IT1.35%
    PROPERTIES0.47%DEVELOPMENTS1.23%
    J0.47%M1.23%
    TRAINING0.47%BUILDING1.21%
    TRADERS0.43%ELECTRICAL1.20%
    BEAUTY0.40%CAPITAL1.19%
    MEDICAL0.40%ENERGY1.14%

SIC Data

  1. Previous 36 months, excluding companies less than 12 months old

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied1,177266,814
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities15527,183
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified14155,342
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified11126,001
    99999 - Dormant Company10946,762
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management10636,164
    98000 - Residents property management744,710
    62090 - Other information technology service activities6112,511
    41100 - Development of building projects439,485
    62012 - Business and domestic software development429,360
    86900 - Other human health activities409,543
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified3418,034
    56103 - Take-away food shops and mobile food stands347,010
    86101 - Hospital activities342,652
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet318,879
    43390 - Other building completion and finishing305,405
    47110 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating273,540
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified277,823
    88990 - Other social work activities without accommodation not elsewhere classified273,592
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings256,191

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08797455 GLAM G LIMITED 02 Dec 2013
    08797474 IMPACT DISTRIBUTORS LTD 02 Dec 2013
    08798060 S&A MOTORS LIMITED 02 Dec 2013
    08799709 ALSOF EDUCATIONAL AGENT LTD 03 Dec 2013
    08799741 SUNRISE REHABILITATION CENTRE AND TRADING ASSOCIATES LTD 03 Dec 2013
    08800069 SYMMETRICAL FUTURES CIC 03 Dec 2013
    08800837 KENMORE HOUSE RESIDENTS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD. 03 Dec 2013
    08803691 EN-FANTE LTD 05 Dec 2013
    08803819 A D ENTERPRISES (KENT) LIMITED 05 Dec 2013
    08804810 BEATTIE SON & LESLIE LIMITED 06 Dec 2013
    08805228 MURPHY CONSULTING LTD 06 Dec 2013
    08805662 123 CONCRETE PUMPING LTD 06 Dec 2013
    08805739 RESEARCH UR MARKET LIMITED 06 Dec 2013
    08806559 UNIVERSAL PACKAGING LIMITED 09 Dec 2013
    08807166 ABEVA LTD 09 Dec 2013
    08807362 LAWS4U LIMITED 09 Dec 2013
    08807441 THEXBOXERS LIMITED 09 Dec 2013
    08809087 VIDA NIGHTCLUB LTD 10 Dec 2013
    08810551 SYNERGY PHARMA CONSULTING LIMITED 11 Dec 2013
    08813393 1 SUPER HAND CAR WASH LTD 13 Dec 2013
    08815382 74 SPRING LANE LTD 16 Dec 2013
    08815591 RAILSROCKSTAR LIMITED 16 Dec 2013
    08815968 BEATTIES OF LONDON LIMITED 16 Dec 2013
    08818535 HKL SOLUTIONS LIMITED 17 Dec 2013
    08820736 IMAGIINE BEAUTY LTD 19 Dec 2013