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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Q1 2011 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • February 2011 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2011 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 2011)

    A total of 300 companies were registered in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2011 (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 9.1% versus the same period last year (Q1 2010). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)PeterboroughUK
    2011300116,391
    2010275105,137
    % change9.1%10.7%
    Record Year 2007 (331) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 201182111107
    New companies in 20107588112
    % change9.3%26.1%-4.5%
    Record Year2007 (92)2005 (157)2007 (144)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    A total of 240 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2011 (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 11.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2010). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.0% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)PeterboroughUK
    201124090,986
    201021582,677
    % change11.6%10.0%
    Record Year 2009 (263) 2009 (108,060)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    February 2011 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous February.

    January 2011 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2011817980
    Closed companies in 2010746081
    % change9.5%31.7%-1%
    Record Year2011 (81)2011 (79)2009 (146)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the first quarter of 2011 (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011) was 60 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)PeterboroughUK
    20116025,405
    20106022,460
    Record Year 2005 (215) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 201113227
    Net growth in 201012831
    Record Year2004 (49)2005 (129)2007 (96)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    In the first quarter of 2011, Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)Peterborough
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.6%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20110.2%0.3%0.2%
    UK formation share in 20100.3%0.3%0.3%
    % change-5.7%10.9%-8.9%
    Record Year1973 (0.8%)1969 (0.9%)1969 (0.7%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2011 was 43.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

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

    27.7% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2010-Mar 2011)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.74%CONSULTING5.04%
    CONSULTANCY1.12%MANAGEMENT4.97%
    CONSULTING0.87%CONSULTANCY3.16%
    BUSINESS0.87%PROPERTY2.38%
    M0.81%TRADING2.10%
    (PETERBOROUGH)0.74%DESIGN1.93%
    PROPERTY0.68%ASSOCIATES1.92%
    ENGINEERING0.68%BUSINESS1.87%
    PETERBOROUGH0.68%CONSTRUCTION1.80%
    BUILDING0.62%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    MEDIA0.56%MEDIA1.69%
    CONSTRUCTION0.56%ENGINEERING1.61%
    CONSULTANTS0.56%LONDON1.60%
    HOLDINGS0.56%CARE1.45%
    CARE0.56%J1.45%
    FINANCIAL0.50%GLOBAL1.44%
    CO0.50%INVESTMENTS1.43%
    LETTINGS0.50%IT1.41%
    FOOD0.50%PROPERTIES1.36%
    ELECTRICAL0.50%BUILDING1.34%
    CARS0.50%M1.30%
    PROPERTIES0.43%ELECTRICAL1.28%
    ASSOCIATES0.43%S1.24%
    RECRUITMENT0.43%INTERNATIONAL1.23%
    CENTRE0.43%SYSTEMS1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied501202,798
    7487 - Other business activities13860,968
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified7330,253
    99999 - Dormant Company4918,336
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4816,150
    9999 - Dormant Company4119,765
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3212,916
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3010,246
    7499 - Non-trading company2011,316
    7260 - Other computer related activities207,789
    9305 - Other service activities198,740
    43210 - Electrical installation183,172
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering176,183
    74990 - Non-trading company168,695
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1610,085
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified157,788
    62090 - Other information technology service activities156,996
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply157,000
    86900 - Other human health activities144,092
    5530 - Restaurants134,898

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07586382 UK ACCOUNTANTS & TAX CONSULTANTS LTD 31 Mar 2011
    07571819 HILLIER ECOLOGY LIMITED 21 Mar 2011
    07569037 KARTSPORT LTD 17 Mar 2011
    07560815 VIRTUALLY ALL SORTS LIMITED 11 Mar 2011
    07551481 THORN CAMBRIDGE LTD 04 Mar 2011
    07551001 OUTDOOR PHOTO LIBRARY LIMITED 03 Mar 2011
    07549361 GPLM HOLDINGS LIMITED 02 Mar 2011
    07584274 MP1943 LIMITED 30 Mar 2011
    07583310 TUK TUK FOODS DISTRIBUTION LIMITED 29 Mar 2011
    07578588 OXBRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 25 Mar 2011
    07572887 SAFE AND SOUND APPLICATIONS LIMITED 22 Mar 2011
    07571033 LONDIS STANGROUND LTD 21 Mar 2011
    07567372 YELLOW FISH HOMES LTD 17 Mar 2011
    07548361 MISTED LTD 02 Mar 2011
    07583158 TIM ANDREWS DRIVING SERVICES LTD 29 Mar 2011
    07547998 MGF CARS LTD 02 Mar 2011
    07581399 LINCOLNSHIRE LIMESTONE FLOORING LIMITED 29 Mar 2011
    07557660 WRIGHT FIRE SAFETY LIMITED 09 Mar 2011
    07547172 SCENIC GARDENS LIMITED 01 Mar 2011
    07584376 EMPIRE MAINTENANCE SERVICES (UK) LIMITED 30 Mar 2011
    07577135 DIFFERENT LETTINGS LIMITED 24 Mar 2011
    07570819 EDAN ENTERPRISES LIMITED 21 Mar 2011
    07561134 DFC CONSULTANTS LTD 11 Mar 2011
    07557716 BURT'S BUS EMPORIUM LTD 09 Mar 2011
    07552909 JPCTRADESALES LIMITED 07 Mar 2011