Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2010 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The second half of 2010 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • November 2010 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.

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 (2010)

    A total of 1,015 companies were formed in Peterborough in 2010. This total is 2.1% higher than in 2009 and compares poorly to the UK figure of a 10.4% growth compared to 362,675 the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    20101,015400,358
    2009994362,675
    2008891349,203
    20071,055457,649
    2006974405,440
    Record Year2007 (1,055)2007 (457,649)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    The second half of 2010 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2010 a total of 499 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 0.0% the same as last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 8.8%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2010 when a total of 499 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    2010499196,609
    2009499180,654
    % change0.0%8.8%
    Record Year2010 (499)2003 (201,446)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    A total of 239 companies were registered in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010).

    This figure is an increase of 4.4% versus the same period last year (Q4 2009). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.6% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)PeterboroughUK
    201023995,117
    200922985,983
    % change4.4%10.6%
    Record Year 2006 (247) 2010 (95,117)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    November 2010 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2010889457
    New companies in 2009759163
    % change17.3%3.3%-9.5%
    Record Year2006 (95)2010 (94)2002 (66)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    A total of 873 companies were dissolved in Peterborough in 2010. This total is 26.8% lower than in 2009 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 35.9% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    2010873342,232
    20091,193533,773
    2008580237,901
    2007580220,295
    2006569200,166
    Record Year2009 (1,193)2009 (533,773)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    In the second half of 2010 a total of 417 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 23.1% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -32.7%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2009 when a total of 542 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    2010417164,601
    2009542244,537
    % change-23.1%-32.7%
    Record Year2009 (542)2009 (244,537)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    A total of 181 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 23.3% versus the same period last year (Q4 2009). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 9.7% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)PeterboroughUK
    201018176,896
    200923685,136
    % change-23.3%-9.7%
    Record Year 2009 (236) 2009 (85,136)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2010647740
    Closed companies in 2009718778
    % change-9.9%-11.5%-49%
    Record Year2009 (71)2006 (89)2009 (78)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    A total of 142 companies were added to the company register for Peterborough in 2010. This number represents growth of 14.3% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 16.0%.

    This number is 341 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2003 when the Peterborough company register grew by 628 companies.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    201014258,126
    2009-199-171,098
    2008311111,302
    2007475237,354
    2006405205,274
    Record Year2003 (628)2003 (242,543)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    In the second half of 2010 the company register for Peterborough increased by 82 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    20108232,008
    2009-43-63,883
    Record Year2003 (259)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010) was 58 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)PeterboroughUK
    20105818,221
    2009-7847
    Record Year 2004 (114) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2010241717
    Net growth in 200944-15
    Record Year1994 (52)2002 (37)1999 (39)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    In 2010 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2009 when Peterborough was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearPeterborough
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    20060.2%
    Record Year (since 1960)1971 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    In the second half of 2010 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2009 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Peterborough
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    20060.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1971 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)Peterborough
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.3%
    20060.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1971 (0.6%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20100.3%0.3%0.2%
    UK formation share in 20090.3%0.3%0.2%
    % change2.7%-7.7%-13.9%
    Record Year1970 (0.8%)1960 (1.1%)1979 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    The average age of a director in 2010 was 45.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.2% compared to the UK figure of 2.5%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2010 was 45.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 1.7% compared to the UK figure of 2.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 6.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 45.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.3% compared to the UK figure of 3.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    The record year for female directors in Peterborough was 1857 when 36.4% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Peterborough in 2010 was 27.9%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.2%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    The record second half year for female directors in Peterborough was 1860 when 42.9% of all directors were female.

    27.6% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second half of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.0% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 1977 when 31.1% of all directors were female.

    27.5% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the fourth 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 (Dec 2009-Dec 2010)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.63%CONSULTING5.06%
    CONSULTANCY1.00%MANAGEMENT5.01%
    PETERBOROUGH1.00%CONSULTANCY3.14%
    ENGINEERING0.88%PROPERTY2.36%
    (PETERBOROUGH)0.88%TRADING2.11%
    M0.81%ASSOCIATES1.95%
    CONSULTING0.81%DESIGN1.92%
    BUSINESS0.75%BUSINESS1.82%
    CONSTRUCTION0.63%CONSTRUCTION1.82%
    HOLDINGS0.56%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.56%MEDIA1.71%
    MEDIA0.56%ENGINEERING1.62%
    ELECTRICAL0.56%LONDON1.60%
    CARS0.50%CARE1.45%
    GLOBAL0.50%INVESTMENTS1.44%
    FOOD0.50%GLOBAL1.43%
    FINANCIAL0.50%J1.42%
    CARE0.50%IT1.41%
    CO0.50%PROPERTIES1.34%
    SYSTEMS0.50%INTERNATIONAL1.34%
    RECRUITMENT0.50%BUILDING1.34%
    PROPERTY0.50%M1.30%
    CONSULTANTS0.50%ELECTRICAL1.25%
    J0.44%SYSTEMS1.24%
    TRAVEL0.44%S1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied500199,572
    7487 - Other business activities14163,348
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified6527,550
    99999 - Dormant Company4516,285
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4314,505
    9999 - Dormant Company3720,144
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3313,474
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities259,177
    7499 - Non-trading company2212,000
    7260 - Other computer related activities218,089
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering206,598
    9305 - Other service activities198,858
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply177,298
    43210 - Electrical installation162,980
    62090 - Other information technology service activities156,330
    6024 - Freight transport by road142,401
    74990 - Non-trading company148,243
    86900 - Other human health activities133,700
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified138,799
    5530 - Restaurants134,939

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07451518 ANGUS COOK HOLDINGS LIMITED 25 Nov 2010
    07449555 ACCOUNTANCY & CORPORATE EXPERTISE LIMITED 24 Nov 2010
    07448745 BAHAR FOOD STORE LTD 23 Nov 2010
    07447267 AUTO TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS LTD 22 Nov 2010
    07447097 KENNEL CONSTRUCTION BOSTON LIMITED 22 Nov 2010
    07445220 INSURE4SURE LTD 19 Nov 2010
    07431763 WE P FOR YOU LTD 08 Nov 2010
    07426074 BEST4BABY PETERBOROUGH LIMITED 02 Nov 2010
    07425915 ASKIUM LIMITED 01 Nov 2010
    07442262 ACS ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS LTD 17 Nov 2010
    07438321 AWB (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 12 Nov 2010
    07431765 ARTS-RESTOR LTD 08 Nov 2010
    07452613 MAWBROOK LTD 26 Nov 2010
    07441175 REDEMER FOOD MARKET LTD 16 Nov 2010
    07424666 ASSERTIVE CARE GRP LIMITED 01 Nov 2010
    07446012 MOTHER GOOSE LIMITED 22 Nov 2010
    07441277 FIT ENGLAND LTD 16 Nov 2010
    07440511 AMB BUSINESS ENTERPRISES LIMITED 16 Nov 2010
    07454378 UNITEDBRICK&TILE(OXFORD) LTD 29 Nov 2010
    07439202 MASI INSTALLATION SOLUTIONS LIMITED 15 Nov 2010
    07430580 BEECHTREE CONSULTING LIMITED 05 Nov 2010
    07448588 HOWARD FARMS LIMITED 23 Nov 2010
    07446088 W.T.A. LOCUMS LIMITED 22 Nov 2010
    07440428 SUSAN PAYNE LIMITED 15 Nov 2010
    07435841 INSIGNIA RACING LIMITED 10 Nov 2010