Lincoln, Lincolnshire

2012 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2012 was a record year for company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.
  • The second half of 2012 was a record second half year for company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous Q4.
  • November 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.
  • 2012 was a record year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.
  • The second half of 2012 was a record second half year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.
  • 2012 was a record year for UK company share in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in UK company share 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 (2012)

    2012 was a record year for company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 1,926 companies were formed in Lincoln in 2012. This total is 34.7% higher than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of a 8.6% growth compared to 452,870 the previous year.

    YearLincolnUK
    20121,926491,893
    20111,430452,870
    20101,020400,358
    2009698362,675
    2008647349,203
    Record Year2012 (1,926)2012 (491,893)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The second half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.

    The second half of 2012 was a record second half year for company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any half year in history.

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 1,105 companies were formed in Lincoln. This figure is 64.4% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 6.5%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Lincoln occurred in 2012 when a total of 1,105 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)LincolnUK
    20121,105238,743
    2011672224,135
    % change64.4%6.5%
    Record Year2012 (1,105)2012 (238,743)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 542 companies were registered in Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 71.0% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 9.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)LincolnUK
    2012542119,875
    2011317109,623
    % change71.0%9.4%
    Record Year 2012 (542) 2012 (119,875)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    December 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous December.

    November 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.

    October 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2012211184147
    New companies in 201112812960
    % change64.8%42.6%145.0%
    Record Year2012 (211)2012 (184)2012 (147)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 826 companies were dissolved in Lincoln in 2012. This total is 59.2% higher than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearLincolnUK
    2012826293,728
    2011519314,524
    2010636342,233
    20091,014533,787
    2008322237,873
    Record Year2009 (1,014)2009 (533,787)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 481 companies were dissolved in Lincoln. This figure is 80.8% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -4.1%.

    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
    2012481145,934
    2011266152,213
    % change80.8%-4.1%
    Record Year2009 (540)2009 (244,543)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 263 companies were dissolved in Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 80.1% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 12.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)LincolnUK
    201226370,026
    201114679,983
    % change80.1%-12.4%
    Record Year 2012 (263) 2009 (85,139)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    November 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.

    October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 20121219151
    Closed companies in 2011405848
    % change202.5%56.9%6%
    Record Year2012 (121)2012 (91)2009 (81)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    2012 was a record year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 1,100 companies were added to the company register for Lincoln in 2012. This number represents growth of 76.9% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 43.8%.

    This number is 189 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2012 when the Lincoln company register grew by 1,100 companies.

    YearLincolnUK
    20121,100198,165
    2011911138,346
    201038458,125
    2009-316-171,112
    2008325111,330
    Record Year2012 (1,100)2003 (242,541)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The second half of 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous second half year.

    The second half of 2012 was a record second half year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any half year in history.

    In the second half of 2012 the company register for Lincoln increased by 624 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)LincolnUK
    201262492,809
    201140671,922
    Record Year2012 (624)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous Q4.

    Net company growth for Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012) was 279 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)LincolnUK
    201227949,849
    201117129,640
    Record Year 2012 (279) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    December 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous December.

    November 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous November.

    October 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2012909396
    Net growth in 2011887112
    Record Year2012 (90)2012 (93)2012 (96)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    2012 was a record year for UK company share in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.

    In 2012 Lincoln formed 0.4% of all UK companies. This is an improvement on 2011 when Lincoln was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearLincoln
    20120.4%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960)2012 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 Lincoln formed 0.5% of all UK companies. This is more than the 2011 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Lincoln
    20120.5%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1968 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    In the fourth quarter of 2012, Lincoln formed 0.5% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)Lincoln
    20120.5%
    20110.3%
    20100.4%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1968 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    October 2012 saw a new record in UK company share in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20120.5%0.4%0.5%
    UK formation share in 20110.3%0.3%0.2%
    % change38.5%35.8%138.4%
    Record Year2012 (0.5%)1968 (1.4%)1967 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The average age of a director in 2012 was 45.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2012 was 44.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 44.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 7.2% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The record year for female directors in Lincoln was 1860 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Lincoln in 2012 was 35.8%. The average for the UK during this time was 29.9%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    27.6% of all director appointments in Lincoln in the second half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.5% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Lincoln was in 1977 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    29.2% of all director appointments in Lincoln in the fourth quarter of 2012 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 2011-Dec 2012)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    TRANSPORT8.76%CONSULTING5.15%
    LOGISTICS3.52%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    DRIVING3.40%CONSULTANCY3.31%
    HAULAGE2.00%PROPERTY2.40%
    J1.45%TRADING2.03%
    ENGINEERING1.29%DESIGN1.86%
    LINCOLN1.25%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    S1.10%ENGINEERING1.79%
    D1.06%BUSINESS1.76%
    MANAGEMENT1.06%CONSULTANTS1.75%
    (LINCOLN)1.02%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    PROFESSIONAL1.02%LONDON1.69%
    EXPERT0.94%MEDIA1.69%
    M0.94%GLOBAL1.59%
    C0.86%J1.57%
    CONSTRUCTION0.82%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    CONSULTING0.78%IT1.43%
    R0.74%CARE1.39%
    DRIVER0.70%PROPERTIES1.34%
    PAUL0.70%M1.26%
    K0.67%BUILDING1.23%
    JOHN0.63%ENTERPRISES1.21%
    L0.63%TRAINING1.18%
    T0.59%ELECTRICAL1.17%
    G0.59%SECURITY1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied728236,139
    49410 - Freight transport by road2875,165
    99999 - Dormant Company10940,648
    86210 - General medical practice activities1013,960
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified8452,427
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management6230,396
    86220 - Specialists medical practice activities592,896
    6024 - Freight transport by road43475
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified306,419
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2715,572
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified2522,058
    43210 - Electrical installation245,304
    41100 - Development of building projects237,980
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet206,307
    69102 - Solicitors182,177
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities1823,256
    62090 - Other information technology service activities1712,291
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets164,829
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate166,971
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation154,045

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08240872 OXCLOSE (NOTTINGHAM) LTD 04 Oct 2012
    08246702 LCPG LTD 10 Oct 2012
    08250569 MOORES CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 12 Oct 2012
    08253054 REALISTIC SAFETY SOLUTIONS LTD 15 Oct 2012
    08267685 AT YOUR SERVICE (LINCOLN) LTD 25 Oct 2012
    08236795 A&S VILLAS LTD 02 Oct 2012
    08241342 SJJ CONSULTANTS LIMITED 05 Oct 2012
    08247052 AWESOME DISCOS LTD 10 Oct 2012
    08251288 NORTHWOOD (LINCS) LTD 12 Oct 2012
    08254118 ELEMENTS BUILT LTD 16 Oct 2012
    08266010 WILLPOWER DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMITED 23 Oct 2012
    08268111 IGNITE RETAIL LTD 25 Oct 2012
    08270387 P.W.BANAS LTD 26 Oct 2012
    08241016 LEESING CONSTRUCTION (2012) LIMITED 04 Oct 2012
    08235780 MASALESONLINE LTD 02 Oct 2012
    08250382 51WAYS LIMITED 12 Oct 2012
    08260711 YELSYS INFOSYSTEM LTD 19 Oct 2012
    08269880 MM BUILDING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 26 Oct 2012
    08234538 ANDREW CLAYTON LOGISTICS LTD 01 Oct 2012
    08235188 PATRICK BARR HAULIERS (UK) LTD 01 Oct 2012
    08235554 ANDY DICKEN TRANSPORT SERVICES LTD 01 Oct 2012
    08236405 STATUS DIRECT LTD 02 Oct 2012
    08238065 FOLDESI EXPERT SERVICES LTD 03 Oct 2012
    08238775 PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INVESTEC LIMITED 03 Oct 2012
    08239493 JOSE MONIZ EXPERT SERVICES LTD 04 Oct 2012