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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2011 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2011 was a record year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • Q4 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.
  • October 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.

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 (2011)

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

    A total of 1,177 companies were formed in Peterborough in 2011. This total is 16.0% higher than in 2010 and compares favourably to the UK figure of a 13.1% growth compared to 400,358 the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    20111,177452,870
    20101,015400,358
    2009994362,675
    2008891349,203
    20071,055457,649
    Record Year2011 (1,177)2007 (457,649)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

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

    In the second half of 2011 a total of 565 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 13.2% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 14.0%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2011 when a total of 565 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    2011565224,135
    2010499196,609
    % change13.2%14.0%
    Record Year2011 (565)2011 (224,135)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    Q4 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 292 companies were registered in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 22.2% versus the same period last year (Q4 2010). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 15.3% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)PeterboroughUK
    2011292109,623
    201023995,117
    % change22.2%15.3%
    Record Year 2011 (292) 2011 (109,623)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

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

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 20119910291
    New companies in 2010889457
    % change12.5%8.5%59.6%
    Record Year2011 (99)2011 (102)2011 (91)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    A total of 806 companies were dissolved in Peterborough in 2011. This total is 7.7% lower than in 2010 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 8.1% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    2011806314,523
    2010873342,232
    20091,193533,773
    2008580237,901
    2007580220,295
    Record Year2009 (1,193)2009 (533,773)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 a total of 375 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 10.1% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -7.5%.

    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
    2011375152,213
    2010417164,601
    % change-10.1%-7.5%
    Record Year2009 (542)2009 (244,537)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    A total of 186 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 2.8% versus the same period last year (Q4 2010). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 4.0% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)PeterboroughUK
    201118679,983
    201018176,896
    % change2.8%4.0%
    Record Year 2009 (236) 2009 (85,136)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2011408165
    Closed companies in 2010647740
    % change-37.5%5.2%63%
    Record Year2009 (71)2006 (89)2009 (78)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    A total of 371 companies were added to the company register for Peterborough in 2011. This number represents growth of 36.6% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 34.6%.

    This number is 229 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
    2011371138,347
    201014258,126
    2009-199-171,098
    2008311111,302
    2007475237,354
    Record Year2003 (628)2003 (242,543)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 the company register for Peterborough increased by 190 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    201119071,922
    20108232,008
    Record Year2003 (259)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011) was 106 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)PeterboroughUK
    201110629,640
    20105818,221
    Record Year 2004 (114) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    October 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2011592126
    Net growth in 2010241717
    Record Year2011 (59)2002 (37)1999 (39)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    In 2011 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2010 when Peterborough was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearPeterborough
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960)1971 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Peterborough
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1971 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)Peterborough
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    20070.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1971 (0.6%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20110.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20100.3%0.3%0.2%
    % change-2.2%-7.6%41.6%
    Record Year1970 (0.8%)1960 (1.1%)1979 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    The average age of a director in 2011 was 43.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2011 was 43.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 43.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    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 2011 was 29.2%. The average for the UK during this time was 28.6%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

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

    23.9% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second half of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

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

    24.0% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the fourth quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.3% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.41%CONSULTING5.07%
    (PETERBOROUGH)1.20%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    CARE1.14%CONSULTANCY3.26%
    PETERBOROUGH0.98%PROPERTY2.37%
    CONSULTING0.98%TRADING2.07%
    PROPERTY0.92%DESIGN1.92%
    CONSULTANCY0.82%ASSOCIATES1.86%
    ENGINEERING0.76%ENGINEERING1.78%
    S0.71%BUSINESS1.78%
    M0.71%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    DESIGN0.65%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    CAR0.65%MEDIA1.71%
    CENTRE0.65%LONDON1.63%
    BUSINESS0.60%J1.51%
    RECRUITMENT0.60%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    PROPERTIES0.60%GLOBAL1.46%
    ASSOCIATES0.60%IT1.41%
    CARS0.54%CARE1.39%
    ENTERPRISES0.49%PROPERTIES1.29%
    HOLDINGS0.49%ELECTRICAL1.29%
    BUILDING0.44%M1.27%
    D0.44%BUILDING1.26%
    P0.44%ENERGY1.25%
    FOR0.44%S1.20%
    J0.44%ENTERPRISES1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied516205,525
    7487 - Other business activities11857,052
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified7432,483
    99999 - Dormant Company5421,846
    9999 - Dormant Company5020,199
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4617,765
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3813,034
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3312,072
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified2511,768
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply257,398
    7260 - Other computer related activities247,667
    7499 - Non-trading company229,957
    9305 - Other service activities219,492
    86900 - Other human health activities194,457
    74990 - Non-trading company178,929
    62090 - Other information technology service activities167,493
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified168,671
    43210 - Electrical installation153,175
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering155,558
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings142,598

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07800511 MT FLOORING LTD 06 Oct 2011
    07804298 INSURELINK BROKERS LIMITED 10 Oct 2011
    07804517 VANBARA LIMITED 10 Oct 2011
    07807324 ALBAN TRADING AND INVESTMENT UK LTD 12 Oct 2011
    07811500 GRAHAM YOUNG TRAINING ACADEMY LIMITED 17 Oct 2011
    07813640 FOSTERWEB LIMITED 18 Oct 2011
    07819271 CHURCHES TOGETHER IN CENTRAL PETERBOROUGH 21 Oct 2011
    07821265 ALPHA ETA GLOBAL LIMITED 24 Oct 2011
    07826746 BEECHES MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS LIMITED 28 Oct 2011
    07794990 JLT MECHANICAL DESIGN LIMITED 03 Oct 2011
    07821335 HIPPO'S WINDOWS LIMITED 24 Oct 2011
    07798078 MONEY TALKS ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES LIMITED 05 Oct 2011
    07803995 ASAM LOCUM LTD 10 Oct 2011
    07814177 GREAT BRITISH WATCH COMPANY LTD. 18 Oct 2011
    07827183 CLOWNS AND THINGS (PETERBOROUGH) LTD 28 Oct 2011
    07803740 CELL REGENERATION LTD 10 Oct 2011
    07814675 WHITE OWL FARM EQUESTRIAN LTD 18 Oct 2011
    07800570 CLEANING CONNOISSEURS LTD 06 Oct 2011
    07812385 CORONA SOLAR LTD 17 Oct 2011
    07817522 BRETTON ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD 20 Oct 2011
    07821772 SOLAR TWENTY50 LTD 25 Oct 2011
    07824747 SRA ENGINEERING (CAMBS) LIMITED 26 Oct 2011
    07795262 KIDSLIBRARY UK LIMITED 03 Oct 2011
    07804896 PETERBOROUGH FIREWORK FIESTA 11 Oct 2011
    07814321 MCLAREN-MARTINEZ LIMITED 18 Oct 2011