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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2012 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The first half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2012 was a record first half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q2 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q2.
  • May 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous May.
  • April 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous April.

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 2012)

    The first half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2012 was a record first half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2012 a total of 730 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 19.3% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 10.7%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Peterborough occurred in 2012 when a total of 730 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    2012730253,150
    2011612228,735
    % change19.3%10.7%
    Record Year2012 (730)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    Q2 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q2.

    A total of 343 companies were registered in Peterborough during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 9.9% versus the same period last year (Q2 2011). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.3% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)PeterboroughUK
    2012343121,659
    2011312112,344
    % change9.9%8.3%
    Record Year 2012 (343) 2012 (121,659)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2012127109107
    New companies in 201110892112
    % change17.6%18.5%-4.5%
    Record Year2012 (127)2012 (109)2011 (112)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 a total of 388 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 10.0% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -8.9%.

    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
    2012388147,793
    2011431162,310
    % change-10.0%-8.9%
    Record Year2009 (651)2009 (289,236)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    A total of 240 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 25.7% versus the same period last year (Q2 2011). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 12.5% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)PeterboroughUK
    201224080,218
    201119171,324
    % change25.7%12.5%
    Record Year 2009 (388) 2009 (181,177)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2012699477
    Closed companies in 2011477173
    % change46.8%32.4%5%
    Record Year2009 (98)2009 (179)2009 (111)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 the company register for Peterborough increased by 342 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    2012342105,357
    201118166,425
    Record Year2003 (369)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012) was 103 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)PeterboroughUK
    201210341,441
    201112141,020
    Record Year 2003 (182) 2003 (69,274)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 2012581530
    Net growth in 2011612139
    Record Year2005 (71)2003 (65)2008 (67)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2011 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Peterborough
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1966 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)Peterborough
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.2%
    20090.3%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1966 (0.8%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20120.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20110.3%0.2%0.3%
    % change-1.0%3.9%2.0%
    Record Year1967 (0.9%)1966 (0.9%)1961 (0.9%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2012 was 42.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.4%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2012 was 41.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.3% compared to the UK figure of 5.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

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

    25.3% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 23.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 1866 when 57.1% of all directors were female.

    25.7% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.77%CONSULTING5.07%
    CONSULTING1.47%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    PETERBOROUGH1.42%CONSULTANCY3.28%
    CARE1.27%PROPERTY2.35%
    (PETERBOROUGH)1.12%TRADING2.10%
    CONSULTANCY0.96%DESIGN1.89%
    BUSINESS0.86%ENGINEERING1.87%
    ENGINEERING0.81%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    CENTRE0.76%CONSULTANTS1.78%
    PROPERTY0.76%CONSTRUCTION1.71%
    S0.71%BUSINESS1.70%
    DESIGN0.71%MEDIA1.69%
    CONSULTANTS0.66%LONDON1.68%
    ASSOCIATES0.66%J1.57%
    CAR0.66%GLOBAL1.51%
    PROPERTIES0.61%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    HOUSE0.61%IT1.42%
    PARK0.56%CARE1.31%
    J0.51%PROPERTIES1.31%
    M0.51%M1.26%
    SALES0.51%ELECTRICAL1.23%
    TRAINING0.51%BUILDING1.23%
    MEDIA0.51%SECURITY1.19%
    GLOBAL0.41%S1.18%
    P0.41%ENTERPRISES1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied627244,457
    7487 - Other business activities9447,029
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified7035,447
    99999 - Dormant Company7026,088
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management5220,390
    9999 - Dormant Company4416,469
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3715,280
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3110,978
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified2814,220
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply226,356
    7260 - Other computer related activities226,456
    86900 - Other human health activities205,222
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities204,295
    62090 - Other information technology service activities208,258
    74990 - Non-trading company199,706
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1910,271
    7499 - Non-trading company188,023
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles162,880
    49410 - Freight transport by road162,912
    43210 - Electrical installation163,557

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08053119 PINK ICE CONSULTANCY LIMITED 01 May 2012
    08055616 MARGARETS TEA ROOM LIMITED 03 May 2012
    08057479 ELITE MOTORS (PETERBOROUGH) LTD 04 May 2012
    08061456 BUTLER SYMONDS LTD 09 May 2012
    08065049 CITY CABS (PETERBOROUGH) LIMITED 11 May 2012
    08083781 LETTING U LIMITED 25 May 2012
    08085265 NRS CARE LIMITED 28 May 2012
    08088332 BLAKSTONE LIMITED 30 May 2012
    08057411 CLIFF BARBER ASSOCIATES LIMITED 04 May 2012
    08060668 WAV3S LTD 08 May 2012
    08060989 BABIECARE LTD 08 May 2012
    08069106 CONDO MEDIA CORPORATION LIMITED 15 May 2012
    08070372 LL DEVELOPMENTS (TUXFORD) LIMITED 16 May 2012
    08071675 TRANSFORMING LEARNING LIMITED 16 May 2012
    08088011 J.M.MALAH LIMITED 30 May 2012
    08057236 GREEN DRILLING LTD 04 May 2012
    08066043 ONE SOUL PRODUCTIONS LTD 11 May 2012
    08066844 COUNTRY COURT CARE HOMES (STAMFORD) LIMITED 14 May 2012
    08077384 KH BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE LTD 21 May 2012
    08085041 KA FINANCIAL CONSULTING LTD 28 May 2012
    08060622 ESSENTIAL EVENT SAFETY LIMITED 08 May 2012
    08072724 SLY PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED 17 May 2012
    08059270 WEBSMITH ONLINE LTD 08 May 2012
    08061537 BAREFOOT BIRTH POOLS LIMITED 09 May 2012
    08075411 OSBORNE AND REED LTD 18 May 2012