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
    07203498 LEICESTER CAR SALVAGE LIMITED 25 Mar 2010
    07202764 LONGTHORPE LANDSCAPE SERVICES LIMITED 25 Mar 2010
    07197877 DUZINSKAS LTD 22 Mar 2010
    07190513 RAZA EMBROIDERY (UK) LIMITED 16 Mar 2010
    07190197 SUSTAIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED 16 Mar 2010
    07181952 THE CORNER FOOD & WINE LTD 09 Mar 2010
    07180590 ZORELLI LIMITED 06 Mar 2010
    OC352854 GM TOWNS AND PARTNERS (LIFE AND PENSIONS) LLP 04 Mar 2010
    07209019 JAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LIMITED 30 Mar 2010
    07205385 GRATTA GLOBAL LIMITED 26 Mar 2010
    07200924 R&D COMMS LTD 24 Mar 2010
    07199621 YELLOW DOLPHIN FILMS LTD 23 Mar 2010
    07190335 PEOPLEMAX LTD 16 Mar 2010
    07187750 CRISPPRINT LIMITED 12 Mar 2010
    07183069 PRINT SOLUTIONS (PETERBOROUGH) LTD 09 Mar 2010
    07194927 PRINTECHNIQUE LIMITED 18 Mar 2010
    07190724 EMAAN ASSOCIATES LIMITED 16 Mar 2010
    07189072 NICOLA MARR LIMITED 15 Mar 2010
    07207113 THE VOYAGER LEARNING CO-OPERATIVE 29 Mar 2010
    07176338 AR FLUID ENGINEERING LIMITED 03 Mar 2010
    07207186 S R P PRODUCE LIMITED 30 Mar 2010
    07196948 GPS INDUSTRIAL PIPE SERVICES LTD 19 Mar 2010
    07191613 SAP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LTD 16 Mar 2010
    07190408 PETERBOROUGH VIRTUAL GOLF LIMITED 16 Mar 2010
    07184313 PAUL STRATTON LTD 10 Mar 2010