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Lincoln, Lincolnshire

2011 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2011 was a record year for company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.
  • November 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.
  • 2011 was a record year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.
  • November 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln 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 (2011)

    2011 was a record year for company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 1,430 companies were formed in Lincoln in 2011. This total is 40.2% higher than in 2010 and compares favourably to the UK figure of a 13.1% growth compared to 400,358 the previous year.

    YearLincolnUK
    20111,430452,870
    20101,020400,358
    2009698362,675
    2008647349,203
    20071,093457,649
    Record Year2011 (1,430)2007 (457,649)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    The second half of 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2011 a total of 672 companies were formed in Lincoln. This figure is 12.9% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 14.0%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Lincoln occurred in 2011 when a total of 672 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)LincolnUK
    2011672224,135
    2010595196,609
    % change12.9%14.0%
    Record Year2011 (672)2011 (224,135)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    A total of 317 companies were registered in Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011).

    This figure is a decrease of 5.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2010). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 15.3% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)LincolnUK
    2011317109,623
    201033695,117
    % change-5.7%15.3%
    Record Year 2010 (336) 2011 (109,623)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    November 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.

    October 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 201112812960
    New companies in 2010125102109
    % change2.4%26.5%-45.0%
    Record Year2011 (128)2011 (129)2010 (109)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    A total of 519 companies were dissolved in Lincoln in 2011. This total is 18.4% lower than in 2010 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 8.1% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearLincolnUK
    2011519314,523
    2010636342,232
    20091,014533,773
    2008322237,901
    2007329220,295
    Record Year2009 (1,014)2009 (533,773)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 a total of 266 companies were dissolved in Lincoln. This figure is 5.7% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -7.5%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Lincoln occurred in 2009 when a total of 540 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)LincolnUK
    2011266152,213
    2010282164,601
    % change-5.7%-7.5%
    Record Year2009 (540)2009 (244,537)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    A total of 146 companies were dissolved in Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 17.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2010). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 4.0% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)LincolnUK
    201114679,983
    201012476,896
    % change17.7%4.0%
    Record Year 2009 (205) 2009 (85,136)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2011405848
    Closed companies in 2010524824
    % change-23.1%20.8%100%
    Record Year2009 (57)2009 (67)2009 (81)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    2011 was a record year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 911 companies were added to the company register for Lincoln in 2011. This number represents growth of 89.3% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 34.6%.

    This number is 527 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2011 when the Lincoln company register grew by 911 companies.

    YearLincolnUK
    2011911138,347
    201038458,126
    2009-316-171,098
    2008325111,302
    2007764237,354
    Record Year2011 (911)2003 (242,543)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    The second half of 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2011 the company register for Lincoln increased by 406 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)LincolnUK
    201140671,922
    201031332,008
    Record Year2011 (406)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    Net company growth for Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011) was 171 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)LincolnUK
    201117129,640
    201021218,221
    Record Year 2010 (212) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    November 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.

    October 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2011887112
    Net growth in 2010735485
    Record Year2011 (88)2011 (71)2010 (85)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    In 2011 Lincoln formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2010 when Lincoln was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearLincoln
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960)1975 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 Lincoln formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2010 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Lincoln
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1968 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    In the fourth quarter of 2011, Lincoln formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)Lincoln
    20110.3%
    20100.4%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1968 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20110.3%0.3%0.2%
    UK formation share in 20100.4%0.3%0.4%
    % change-11.0%7.7%-51.2%
    Record Year1964 (0.4%)1968 (1.4%)1967 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    The average age of a director in 2011 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.6% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2011 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 44.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    The record year for female directors in Lincoln was 1857 when 36.4% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Lincoln in 2011 was 34.7%. The average for the UK during this time was 28.6%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    The record second half year for female directors in Lincoln was 1860 when 42.9% of all directors were female.

    23.4% of all director appointments in Lincoln in the second half of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Lincoln was in 1977 when 31.1% of all directors were female.

    19.5% of all director appointments in Lincoln in the fourth quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.3% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Dec 2010-Dec 2011)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    TRANSPORT7.50%CONSULTING5.07%
    DRIVING3.77%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    LINCOLN1.99%CONSULTANCY3.26%
    (LINCOLN)1.78%PROPERTY2.37%
    DRIVER1.73%TRADING2.07%
    J1.58%DESIGN1.92%
    D1.58%ASSOCIATES1.86%
    LOGISTICS1.53%ENGINEERING1.78%
    M1.27%BUSINESS1.78%
    C1.22%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    S1.17%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    MANAGEMENT1.12%MEDIA1.71%
    HAULAGE1.12%LONDON1.63%
    P1.02%J1.51%
    R1.02%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    SCHOOL0.92%GLOBAL1.46%
    ENGINEERING0.92%IT1.41%
    CONSULTANCY0.87%CARE1.39%
    MILK0.82%PROPERTIES1.29%
    G0.82%ELECTRICAL1.29%
    PROPERTY0.76%M1.27%
    B0.66%BUILDING1.26%
    DR0.61%ENERGY1.25%
    PAUL0.61%S1.20%
    K0.56%ENTERPRISES1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied453205,525
    49410 - Freight transport by road842,392
    86210 - General medical practice activities702,285
    7487 - Other business activities6957,052
    6024 - Freight transport by road582,280
    8512 - Medical practice activities512,224
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified5132,483
    99999 - Dormant Company3321,846
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3217,765
    86220 - Specialists medical practice activities301,474
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2513,034
    9999 - Dormant Company2220,199
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified198,671
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities1612,072
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering145,558
    9305 - Other service activities139,492
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets132,699
    70100 - Activities of head offices122,662
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1211,768
    41100 - Development of building projects124,331

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07794099 KEYSTONE PROPERTY SOLUTIONS LIMITED 03 Oct 2011
    07810220 INNOVOSYS LIMITED 14 Oct 2011
    07818912 LEVANTE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 21 Oct 2011
    07822213 DR M A KHAN LTD 25 Oct 2011
    07824391 DEVON TEAK FURNITURE LIMITED 26 Oct 2011
    07825821 LAMYS SOUND & LIGHT LTD 27 Oct 2011
    07809018 OSTEOPILATES BODYWORKS LTD 13 Oct 2011
    07824897 SKYLARK HOMES LTD 27 Oct 2011
    07795942 CM DAIRY PROCESSING LTD 04 Oct 2011
    07814762 LINCS RECRUITMENT LTD 18 Oct 2011
    07822714 C.A.STOTT LTD 25 Oct 2011
    07795447 ROSIE FUTURE LTD 03 Oct 2011
    07812374 BETTY SWALLOCKS.CO.UK LIMITED 17 Oct 2011
    07828645 FLAT PACK JACK (HANDY MAN) LIMITED 31 Oct 2011
    07804461 QUARTERS ACCOMMODATION LIMITED 10 Oct 2011
    07805388 AMMNEZIA LIMITED 11 Oct 2011
    07808425 KELLYKAT TRANSPORT LTD 13 Oct 2011
    07814115 AMK TRANSPORT LTD 18 Oct 2011
    07821378 THOMAS KING TRANSPORT LTD 24 Oct 2011
    07828155 STEVENS HAULAGE LTD 31 Oct 2011
    07829747 CADDICK LOGISTICS LTD 31 Oct 2011
    07794624 MARK BROWN PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED 03 Oct 2011
    07797586 NUMBER 1 CRANE OPERATOR LTD 05 Oct 2011
    07798575 FOSTER DRIVING SERVICES LIMITED 05 Oct 2011
    07800000 GLOSSOP LIFTING LTD 06 Oct 2011