Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Q1 2010 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • January 2010 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

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. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    A total of 275 companies were registered in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2010 (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010).

    This figure is an increase of 10.4% versus the same period last year (Q1 2009). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 15.5% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)PeterboroughUK
    2010275105,137
    200924991,034
    % change10.4%15.5%
    Record Year 2007 (331) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 20107588112
    New companies in 20097573101
    % change0.0%20.5%10.9%
    Record Year2007 (92)2005 (157)2007 (144)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    A total of 215 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2010 (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 18.3% versus the same period last year (Q1 2009). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 23.5% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)PeterboroughUK
    201021582,677
    2009263108,060
    % change-18.3%-23.5%
    Record Year 2009 (263) 2009 (108,060)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    January 2010 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2010746081
    Closed companies in 20094968146
    % change51.0%-11.8%-45%
    Record Year2010 (74)2008 (70)2009 (146)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the first quarter of 2010 (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010) was 60 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)PeterboroughUK
    20106022,460
    2009-14-17,026
    Record Year 2005 (215) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 201012831
    Net growth in 2009265-45
    Record Year2004 (49)2005 (129)2007 (96)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    In the first quarter of 2010, Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)Peterborough
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    20060.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.6%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20100.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20090.3%0.3%0.3%
    % change-7.2%3.2%-7.8%
    Record Year1973 (0.8%)1969 (0.9%)1969 (0.7%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2010 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.7% compared to the UK figure of 2.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.9%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    The record first quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 1861 when 40.0% of all directors were female.

    25.3% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first quarter of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 24.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2009-Mar 2010)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.42%MANAGEMENT5.01%
    (PETERBOROUGH)1.11%CONSULTING4.60%
    CONSULTANCY1.11%CONSULTANCY2.87%
    PETERBOROUGH1.05%PROPERTY2.50%
    ELECTRICAL0.74%ASSOCIATES2.04%
    CENTRE0.74%TRADING1.93%
    S0.68%DESIGN1.91%
    GLOBAL0.68%CONSTRUCTION1.87%
    DESIGN0.62%MEDIA1.84%
    CONSULTING0.62%BUSINESS1.74%
    PROPERTY0.55%INTERNATIONAL1.73%
    ENTERPRISES0.55%CONSULTANTS1.63%
    BUSINESS0.55%ENGINEERING1.54%
    RECRUITMENT0.55%J1.48%
    MEDIA0.49%LONDON1.45%
    SPORTS0.49%INVESTMENTS1.45%
    GROUP0.49%GROUP1.37%
    R0.49%GLOBAL1.35%
    HOLDINGS0.49%PROPERTIES1.35%
    CONSULTANTS0.43%BUILDING1.34%
    INVESTMENTS0.43%CARE1.33%
    WORLD0.43%ELECTRICAL1.30%
    ENGINEERING0.43%M1.28%
    SALES0.43%SYSTEMS1.25%
    SYSTEMS0.43%S1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied524228,645
    7487 - Other business activities14774,904
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified6626,974
    7499 - Non-trading company4815,398
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4314,007
    99999 - Dormant Company4313,808
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3317,003
    9999 - Dormant Company3019,948
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities299,943
    7260 - Other computer related activities2510,331
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering259,325
    9305 - Other service activities209,038
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply189,659
    5530 - Restaurants184,798
    74990 - Non-trading company188,149
    43210 - Electrical installation173,163
    6024 - Freight transport by road173,665
    49410 - Freight transport by road142,152
    7011 - Development & sell real estate145,300
    70100 - Activities of head offices133,137

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07138565 PEW CONSULTING LIMITED 28 Jan 2010
    07134834 V P WELDING LIMITED 25 Jan 2010
    07130861 RELIANT PACKAGING LIMITED 20 Jan 2010
    07130817 BROADWAY SERVICES 224 LIMITED 20 Jan 2010
    07128645 ENTOURAGE SALES LTD 18 Jan 2010
    07128224 KLB ELECTRICAL LIMITED 18 Jan 2010
    07125000 SO BE ACTIVE LIMITED 13 Jan 2010
    07121521 WORK BASED COACHES LIMITED 11 Jan 2010
    07119105 MALA SERVICES LTD 07 Jan 2010
    07118462 GIDEON SOLUTIONS LIMITED 07 Jan 2010
    07118024 ATLAS MARBLE AND GRANITE LTD 06 Jan 2010
    07132763 NETCREATE LTD 21 Jan 2010
    07131401 ART AND STITCH LIMITED 20 Jan 2010
    07130228 TTTO LIMITED 19 Jan 2010
    07128238 PROFIX EST 1986 LTD 18 Jan 2010
    07126250 AJB HOLDINGS (PETERBOROUGH) LIMITED 15 Jan 2010
    07125429 SIMPLE RESOURCING SOLUTIONS LTD 14 Jan 2010
    07132505 CABARET COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED 21 Jan 2010
    07125331 TROTTERS INDEPENDENT TRADING CO. LIMITED 14 Jan 2010
    07115341 AUTOMASTER 24HR RECOVERY LTD 04 Jan 2010
    07138114 LEVINS & SCOTT (PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS) LIMITED 27 Jan 2010
    07115452 SMARTBASE COMPUTING LTD 04 Jan 2010
    07137304 MAB SITE SERVICES LIMITED 26 Jan 2010
    07137281 ALEX SARGENT CONSULTING LIMITED 26 Jan 2010
    07121557 MK SOUND AND VISION LIMITED 11 Jan 2010