Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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 Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • October 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.
  • December 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Lincoln when compared to any previous December.
  • 2013 was a record year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.
  • October 2013 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 (2013)

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

    A total of 1,971 companies were formed in Lincoln in 2013. This total is 2.3% higher than in 2012 and compares poorly to the UK figure of a 7.6% growth compared to 491,893 the previous year.

    YearLincolnUK
    20131,971529,363
    20121,926491,893
    20111,430452,870
    20101,020400,358
    2009698362,675
    Record Year2013 (1,971)2013 (529,363)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 1,055 companies were formed in Lincoln. This figure is 4.5% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 8.9%.

    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
    20131,055259,931
    20121,105238,743
    % change-4.5%8.9%
    Record Year2012 (1,105)2013 (259,931)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 475 companies were registered in Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is a decrease of 12.4% 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)LincolnUK
    2013475127,247
    2012542119,875
    % change-12.4%6.1%
    Record Year 2012 (542) 2013 (127,247)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    October 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 201323815384
    New companies in 2012211184147
    % change12.8%-16.8%-42.9%
    Record Year2013 (238)2012 (184)2012 (147)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 745 companies were dissolved in Lincoln in 2013. This total is 9.8% lower than in 2012 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 13.1% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearLincolnUK
    2013745332,213
    2012826293,729
    2011519314,524
    2010636342,233
    20091,014533,789
    Record Year2009 (1,014)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 438 companies were dissolved in Lincoln. This figure is 8.9% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of 21.3%.

    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
    2013438177,021
    2012481145,935
    % change-8.9%21.3%
    Record Year2009 (540)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 284 companies were dissolved in Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 8.0% 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)LincolnUK
    201328490,851
    201226370,027
    % change8.0%29.7%
    Record Year 2013 (284) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

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

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 20131167098
    Closed companies in 20121219151
    % change-4.1%-23.1%92%
    Record Year2012 (121)2012 (91)2013 (98)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    2013 was a record year for net growth in Lincoln when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 1,226 companies were added to the company register for Lincoln in 2013. This number represents growth of 62.2% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 37.2%.

    This number is 126 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2013 when the Lincoln company register grew by 1,226 companies.

    YearLincolnUK
    20131,226197,150
    20121,100198,164
    2011911138,346
    201038458,125
    2009-316-171,114
    Record Year2013 (1,226)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 the company register for Lincoln increased by 617 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)LincolnUK
    201361782,910
    201262492,808
    Record Year2012 (624)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Net company growth for Lincoln during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013) was 191 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)LincolnUK
    201319136,396
    201227949,848
    Record Year 2012 (279) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    October 2013 saw a new record in net growth in Lincoln when compared to any previous October.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 201312283-14
    Net growth in 2012909396
    Record Year2013 (122)2012 (93)2012 (96)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2013)

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

    YearLincoln
    20130.4%
    20120.4%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.2%
    Record Year (since 1960)2012 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 Lincoln formed 0.4% of all UK companies. This is less than the 2012 figure of 0.5%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Lincoln
    20130.4%
    20120.5%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2012 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, Lincoln formed 0.4% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)Lincoln
    20130.4%
    20120.5%
    20110.3%
    20100.4%
    20090.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2012 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20130.5%0.4%0.2%
    UK formation share in 20120.5%0.4%0.5%
    % change4.8%-18.3%-48.0%
    Record Year2013 (0.5%)2012 (0.4%)2012 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The average age of a director in 2013 was 44.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.7% 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 43.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.7% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.4% 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 43.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.3% 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 5.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The record year for female directors in Lincoln was 1985 when 75.0% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Lincoln in 2013 was 20.1%. 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 Lincoln was 2006 when 33.6% of all directors were female.

    17.7% of all director appointments in Lincoln 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 Lincoln was in 2007 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    19.3% of all director appointments in Lincoln 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
    TRANSPORT13.91%CONSULTING5.22%
    DRIVING6.09%MANAGEMENT4.72%
    LOGISTICS3.39%CONSULTANCY3.45%
    HAULAGE2.16%PROPERTY2.59%
    J1.66%TRADING2.08%
    LINCOLN1.58%ENGINEERING1.87%
    D1.50%LONDON1.86%
    M1.43%DESIGN1.76%
    S1.35%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    MANAGEMENT1.12%CARE1.73%
    (LINCOLN)1.08%BUSINESS1.71%
    R0.96%CONSULTANTS1.68%
    P0.89%GLOBAL1.58%
    C0.85%INVESTMENTS1.56%
    ENGINEERING0.81%PROPERTIES1.54%
    JOHN0.73%ASSOCIATES1.53%
    DRIVER0.73%J1.51%
    G0.69%MEDIA1.50%
    CONSULTANCY0.69%IT1.35%
    CONSULTING0.66%DEVELOPMENTS1.23%
    LOGISTICAL0.66%M1.23%
    N0.62%BUILDING1.21%
    PAUL0.62%ELECTRICAL1.20%
    K0.58%CAPITAL1.19%
    EXPERT0.58%ENERGY1.14%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied1,256266,814
    49410 - Freight transport by road5817,333
    99999 - Dormant Company12546,762
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified8255,342
    86210 - General medical practice activities773,942
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management7436,164
    86220 - Specialists medical practice activities613,561
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified4026,001
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified3618,034
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified367,823
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment276,000
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet268,879
    41100 - Development of building projects259,485
    71129 - Other engineering activities235,158
    43210 - Electrical installation235,730
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2227,183
    56302 - Public houses and bars215,503
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation204,687
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles194,987
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings186,191

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08767739 LINCS & NOTTS COATINGS LTD 08 Nov 2013
    08775782 CARLINE HOUSE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD 14 Nov 2013
    08779947 YAQUB POTENTIALS LTD 18 Nov 2013
    08781540 EMERALD LEAF CIC 19 Nov 2013
    08791950 ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS LTD 27 Nov 2013
    08763347 AMBROSE COURT NETTLEHAM RESIDENTS MANAGEMENT CO LIMITED 06 Nov 2013
    08764767 D KARADAGLIS LTD 06 Nov 2013
    08782400 REGAL HOMES (LINCOLN) LIMITED 19 Nov 2013
    08791468 HERITAGE (LINCOLN) LIMITED 26 Nov 2013
    08770193 BUFC COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY 11 Nov 2013
    08779229 NISSR CONSULTANCY LIMITED 18 Nov 2013
    08767352 BUTTY BOY (RETAIL) LIMITED 08 Nov 2013
    08771460 REILLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES LIMITED 12 Nov 2013
    08771836 PEREDENT LIMITED 12 Nov 2013
    08774616 LINCOLN STUDENTS' UNION TRADING LIMITED 14 Nov 2013
    08778833 G&N MARTINEZ LIMITED 18 Nov 2013
    08782728 HOLIDAY HOMEPAGE LTD 20 Nov 2013
    08757558 CHATTY HATTER MEDIA & MARKETING LTD 01 Nov 2013
    08759404 DINCE LTD 04 Nov 2013
    08761350 HYKEHAM FUEL SUPPLIES LIMITED 04 Nov 2013
    08763358 D HULME TRADING LTD 06 Nov 2013
    08763389 STEPHEN KIRBY DRIVING LTD 06 Nov 2013
    08765024 BR TOYNE SERVICES LTD 06 Nov 2013
    08765128 VIKTORAS SAVELIUS DRIVING LTD 07 Nov 2013
    08765916 LETSRENT LINCOLN LIMITED 07 Nov 2013