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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2011 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The first half of 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2011 was a record first half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q2 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q2.
  • June 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous June.

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. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    The first half of 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2011 was a record first half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2011 a total of 612 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 18.6% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 12.3%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Peterborough occurred in 2011 when a total of 612 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    2011612228,735
    2010516203,749
    % change18.6%12.3%
    Record Year2011 (612)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    Q2 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q2.

    A total of 312 companies were registered in Peterborough during the second quarter of 2011 (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 29.5% versus the same period last year (Q2 2010). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 13.9% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)PeterboroughUK
    2011312112,344
    201024198,612
    % change29.5%13.9%
    Record Year 2011 (312) 2011 (112,344)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    June 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous June.

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 201110892112
    New companies in 2010787984
    % change38.5%16.5%33.3%
    Record Year2005 (118)2003 (94)2011 (112)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 a total of 431 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 5.5% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -8.6%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Peterborough occurred in 2009 when a total of 651 were closed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    2011431162,310
    2010456177,631
    % change-5.5%-8.6%
    Record Year2009 (651)2009 (289,236)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    A total of 191 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the second quarter of 2011 (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011).

    This figure is a decrease of 20.7% versus the same period last year (Q2 2010). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 24.9% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)PeterboroughUK
    201119171,324
    201024194,954
    % change-20.7%-24.9%
    Record Year 2009 (388) 2009 (181,176)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2011477173
    Closed companies in 2010638197
    % change-25.4%-12.3%-25%
    Record Year2009 (98)2009 (179)2009 (111)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 the company register for Peterborough increased by 181 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    201118166,425
    20106026,118
    Record Year2003 (369)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the second quarter of 2011 (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011) was 121 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)PeterboroughUK
    201112141,020
    201003,658
    Record Year 2003 (182) 2003 (69,274)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 2011612139
    Net growth in 201015-2-13
    Record Year2005 (71)2003 (65)2008 (67)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2010 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Peterborough
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1966 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)Peterborough
    20110.3%
    20100.2%
    20090.3%
    20080.2%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1966 (0.8%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20110.3%0.2%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20100.2%0.3%0.2%
    % change34.0%-8.3%18.1%
    Record Year1967 (0.9%)1966 (0.9%)1961 (0.9%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

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

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.2%.

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

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

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

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.3% compared to the UK figure of 3.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

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

    27.0% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first half of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 1866 when 66.7% of all directors were female.

    26.4% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.61%CONSULTING5.09%
    CONSULTANCY1.15%MANAGEMENT4.86%
    M0.92%CONSULTANCY3.17%
    (PETERBOROUGH)0.92%PROPERTY2.43%
    CONSULTING0.92%TRADING2.05%
    BUSINESS0.86%DESIGN1.94%
    PETERBOROUGH0.75%ASSOCIATES1.92%
    PROPERTY0.63%BUSINESS1.87%
    BUILDING0.63%CONSTRUCTION1.77%
    CARE0.63%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    HOLDINGS0.63%MEDIA1.73%
    CONSTRUCTION0.52%ENGINEERING1.67%
    ASSOCIATES0.52%LONDON1.60%
    CARS0.52%GLOBAL1.46%
    MEDIA0.52%J1.44%
    FOR0.52%CARE1.44%
    CONSULTANTS0.52%INVESTMENTS1.42%
    FOOD0.52%IT1.39%
    DIRECT0.46%BUILDING1.32%
    ENGINEERING0.46%PROPERTIES1.31%
    S0.46%ELECTRICAL1.30%
    PROPERTIES0.46%M1.27%
    ENTERPRISES0.46%S1.23%
    ELECTRICAL0.46%ENTERPRISES1.20%
    D0.40%SYSTEMS1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied499202,072
    7487 - Other business activities13960,758
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified7530,647
    99999 - Dormant Company4918,918
    9999 - Dormant Company4720,111
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4416,419
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3313,053
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3210,545
    7260 - Other computer related activities257,849
    7499 - Non-trading company2110,955
    9305 - Other service activities209,063
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1910,322
    74990 - Non-trading company178,481
    86900 - Other human health activities174,154
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply167,143
    5530 - Restaurants165,086
    43210 - Electrical installation163,085
    6024 - Freight transport by road152,316
    62090 - Other information technology service activities157,095
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified157,835

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07613350 ROCKINGHAM FENDER SEATS LIMITED 21 Apr 2011
    07613335 M J MARIO ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LIMITED 21 Apr 2011
    07613247 RELIANCE HEALTHCARE LIMITED 21 Apr 2011
    07609259 GEEST CONSULTANCY LIMITED 19 Apr 2011
    07608479 BROOKES BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS LTD 19 Apr 2011
    07601802 REMIGIUS SERVICE MANAGEMENT LIMITED 12 Apr 2011
    07597973 KKX LTD 08 Apr 2011
    07597774 121 SOCIAL CARE LIMITED 08 Apr 2011
    07591496 AIDA CAR HIRE LIMITED 05 Apr 2011
    07588243 YELLOW STOCKING POTATOES LIMITED 01 Apr 2011
    07594844 HYDROFORCE PUMPS LIMITED 06 Apr 2011
    07592487 LJH MANAGEMENT LIMITED 05 Apr 2011
    07594540 DIRECT 1NK LIMITED 06 Apr 2011
    07617461 JODAN KARATE LTD 28 Apr 2011
    07608511 INNOVATION PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED 19 Apr 2011
    07605756 VFTL LTD 15 Apr 2011
    07588154 THE PAPER SHOP (PETERBOROUGH) LTD 01 Apr 2011
    07606136 MOSTYN ROAD BUSHEY RESIDENTS COMPANY LIMITED 15 Apr 2011
    07604121 PETER GRICE PACKAGING LTD 14 Apr 2011
    07601503 THINK BUSINESS & FIGURES LIMITED 12 Apr 2011
    07600408 MAGLOMANIA LTD 12 Apr 2011
    07596515 EXTRA MSA HOLDINGS (UK) LIMITED 07 Apr 2011
    07594029 WHITENING ON WHEELS LIMITED 06 Apr 2011
    07593409 SNACKS AWAY LIMITED 06 Apr 2011
    07590764 A H COMMERCIALS LIMITED 04 Apr 2011