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Guildford smashes record for new business

July 2014

Guildford broke its own record for company formation during the first three months of the year, according to new research from

Between January and March, there were 269 new companies formed - more than any other quarter on record for the area. This figure also represents a 9% rise on the previous year.

In further good news, company closures dropped by an impressive 31% over the three months, leading to a substantial rise in net company growth (the number of formations minus the number of closures).

It seems improvements to the town centre are in the pipeline, following a recent report containing 9 "big ideas" to make the most of the town centre. The ideas include pedestrianisation of some areas, seven new public spaces and plans to open up access to the river through footpaths, restaurants and open spaces.

Managing Director of, Peter Valaitis commented:

"It seems that business confidence has reached a high in Guildford, with more people than ever deciding to set up their own business. And with company closures falling, it seems that trading conditions are improving too."

The Duport Business Confidence Report for Guildford contains a variety of data to give an insight into the local economy. More information can be found at

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.

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