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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Q1 2012 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q1 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2012 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.
  • March 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.
  • January 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.
  • Q1 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2012 was a record quarter for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.
  • March 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.
  • January 2012 saw a new record in net growth 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 2012)

    Q1 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2012 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.

    A total of 387 companies were registered in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 29.0% versus the same period last year (Q1 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 13.0% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)PeterboroughUK
    2012387131,491
    2011300116,391
    % change29.0%13.0%
    Record Year 2012 (387) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    March 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.

    January 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2012116120151
    New companies in 201182111107
    % change41.5%8.1%41.1%
    Record Year2012 (116)2005 (157)2012 (151)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    A total of 148 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 38.3% versus the same period last year (Q1 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 25.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)PeterboroughUK
    201214867,576
    201124090,987
    % change-38.3%-25.7%
    Record Year 2009 (263) 2009 (108,065)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2012545143
    Closed companies in 2011817980
    % change-33.3%-35.4%-46%
    Record Year2011 (81)2011 (79)2009 (146)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    Q1 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2012 was a record quarter for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012) was 239 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)PeterboroughUK
    201223963,915
    20116025,404
    Record Year 2012 (239) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    March 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.

    January 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 20126269108
    Net growth in 201113227
    Record Year2012 (62)2005 (129)2012 (108)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    In the first quarter of 2012, Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)Peterborough
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.6%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20120.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20110.2%0.3%0.2%
    % change21.3%-7.5%32.0%
    Record Year1973 (0.8%)1969 (0.9%)1969 (0.7%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2012 was 42.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

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

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

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

    28.2% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.2% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2011-Mar 2012)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.58%CONSULTING5.07%
    PETERBOROUGH1.38%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    CARE1.27%CONSULTANCY3.30%
    CONSULTING1.07%PROPERTY2.37%
    (PETERBOROUGH)1.02%TRADING2.07%
    CONSULTANCY0.92%DESIGN1.93%
    DESIGN0.82%ENGINEERING1.86%
    CENTRE0.76%ASSOCIATES1.84%
    ENGINEERING0.76%CONSULTANTS1.79%
    PROPERTY0.71%BUSINESS1.73%
    CAR0.71%MEDIA1.72%
    M0.66%CONSTRUCTION1.72%
    PROPERTIES0.66%LONDON1.66%
    PARK0.66%J1.54%
    S0.61%INVESTMENTS1.51%
    BUSINESS0.61%GLOBAL1.50%
    ASSOCIATES0.61%IT1.40%
    CONSULTANTS0.56%CARE1.34%
    SALES0.51%PROPERTIES1.31%
    CARS0.46%ELECTRICAL1.27%
    GLOBAL0.46%M1.27%
    RECRUITMENT0.46%BUILDING1.24%
    INVESTMENTS0.41%ENERGY1.20%
    J0.41%S1.20%
    HOMES0.41%ENTERPRISES1.19%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied539216,665
    7487 - Other business activities10752,735
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified7435,233
    99999 - Dormant Company6125,084
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management5119,704
    9999 - Dormant Company5018,617
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3714,303
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3512,113
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified3213,637
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply246,934
    7260 - Other computer related activities247,154
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified199,892
    9305 - Other service activities198,818
    86900 - Other human health activities195,066
    62090 - Other information technology service activities198,145
    7499 - Non-trading company189,102
    74990 - Non-trading company189,729
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities184,132
    43210 - Electrical installation173,573
    62012 - Business and domestic software development154,356

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07897195 FAIZAN-E-MADINA MASJID 04 Jan 2012
    07907655 TRANSFLEET LOGISTICS AND HIRE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 12 Jan 2012
    07911866 R.M.C (PETERBOROUGH) LTD 17 Jan 2012
    07921184 124 PARK ROAD MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD 24 Jan 2012
    07926839 METRO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LTD 27 Jan 2012
    07929670 WEDOIT LTD 31 Jan 2012
    07909120 SDCGS LTD 13 Jan 2012
    07909547 NENE GROUND WORKS C.I.C. 13 Jan 2012
    07916537 BLUETRACK (UK) LTD 19 Jan 2012
    07916619 RDV FURNITURE LTD. 19 Jan 2012
    07924891 PAWSON SOFTWARE SERVICES LTD. 26 Jan 2012
    07926566 LIFESTYLE HOMES N. IRELAND LIMITED 27 Jan 2012
    07910409 BETA GLOBAL SERVICES LTD 16 Jan 2012
    07923579 GREEN ARROW TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 25 Jan 2012
    07895687 ADH FAMILY DISCOVERIES LTD 03 Jan 2012
    07898290 FOR PETS SAKE LTD 05 Jan 2012
    07908417 CORPORATE GAMES WORLDWIDE LIMITED 13 Jan 2012
    07924117 BARHAM MEDIA LTD 25 Jan 2012
    07925422 TRAUMA CASUALTY TRAINING LTD 26 Jan 2012
    07925756 PSL OUTDOORS LTD 26 Jan 2012
    OC371599 PILOT FISH PARTNERSHIP LLP 19 Jan 2012
    07895046 TEDAR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LTD 03 Jan 2012
    07908595 PROFFESSIONAL DRIVER SERVICES LTD 13 Jan 2012
    07911611 EAST ANGLIAN SPORTS MANAGEMENT AGENCY LIMITED 16 Jan 2012
    07915466 BEE LETTINGS LIMITED 19 Jan 2012