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number one seaside town Brighton breaks company formation record

May 2014

Figures from the Office of National Statistics have this week revealed that Brighton is the most popular UK seaside destination for foreign tourists. The ONS statistics show that over 400,000 overseas visitors stayed at least one night in the East Sussex city in 2013.

The latest Duport Business Confidence Report contains further good news for the area. Data in the report shows a record number of new companies were formed there during 2013. Over the course of the year, 1965 new companies were registered in Brighton - more than any other year on record and a 6% rise on the previous year.

The city's increasing popularity with tourists from both the UK and abroad could be the reason behind so many new company formations.

Managing Director of, Peter Valaitis commented:

"Tourism has been key to the economy of Brighton for a long time, and the increased number of visitors we are seeing presents all sorts of opportunities for entrepreneurs. With such a vibrant tourist industry and so many unique attractions, it's little surprise so many new businesses are starting up in the area."

The Duport Business Confidence Report for Brighton provides an insight into the local economy through a variety of data and statistics. 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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