Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2012 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2012 was a record year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.
  • November 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.
  • The second half of 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.
  • November 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2012 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 (2012)

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

    A total of 1,381 companies were formed in Peterborough in 2012. This total is 17.3% higher than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of a 8.6% growth compared to 452,870 the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    20121,381491,893
    20111,177452,870
    20101,015400,358
    2009994362,675
    2008891349,203
    Record Year2012 (1,381)2012 (491,893)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 651 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 15.2% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 6.5%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2012 when a total of 651 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    2012651238,743
    2011565224,135
    % change15.2%6.5%
    Record Year2012 (651)2012 (238,743)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 334 companies were registered in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 14.4% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 9.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)PeterboroughUK
    2012334119,875
    2011292109,623
    % change14.4%9.4%
    Record Year 2012 (334) 2012 (119,875)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 201214310883
    New companies in 20119910291
    % change44.4%5.9%-8.8%
    Record Year2012 (143)2012 (108)2011 (91)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 779 companies were dissolved in Peterborough in 2012. This total is 3.3% lower than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    2012779293,728
    2011806314,524
    2010873342,233
    20091,193533,787
    2008580237,873
    Record Year2009 (1,193)2009 (533,787)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 391 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 4.3% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -4.1%.

    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
    2012391145,934
    2011375152,213
    % change4.3%-4.1%
    Record Year2009 (542)2009 (244,543)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    A total of 193 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 3.8% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 12.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)PeterboroughUK
    201219370,026
    201118679,983
    % change3.8%-12.4%
    Record Year 2009 (236) 2009 (85,139)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2012766255
    Closed companies in 2011408165
    % change90.0%-23.5%-15%
    Record Year2012 (76)2006 (89)2009 (78)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 602 companies were added to the company register for Peterborough in 2012. This number represents growth of 51.1% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 43.8%.

    This number is 231 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
    2012602198,165
    2011371138,346
    201014258,125
    2009-199-171,112
    2008311111,330
    Record Year2003 (628)2003 (242,541)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The second half of 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2012 the company register for Peterborough increased by 260 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    201226092,809
    201119071,922
    Record Year2012 (260)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012) was 141 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)PeterboroughUK
    201214149,849
    201110629,640
    Record Year 2012 (141) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

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

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2012674628
    Net growth in 2011592126
    Record Year2012 (67)2012 (46)1999 (39)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    In 2012 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2011 when Peterborough was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearPeterborough
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    Record Year (since 1960)1971 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Peterborough
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1971 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)Peterborough
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    20080.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1971 (0.6%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20120.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20110.3%0.3%0.3%
    % change21.3%0.8%-11.2%
    Record Year1970 (0.8%)1960 (1.1%)1979 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The average age of a director in 2012 was 42.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2012 was 41.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 6.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 41.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The record year for female directors in Peterborough was 1860 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Peterborough in 2012 was 32.0%. The average for the UK during this time was 29.9%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    28.4% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.5% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 1977 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    26.6% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the fourth quarter of 2012 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 2011-Dec 2012)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    MANAGEMENT1.64%CONSULTING5.15%
    PETERBOROUGH1.40%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    CONSULTING1.40%CONSULTANCY3.31%
    CONSULTANCY1.35%PROPERTY2.40%
    (PETERBOROUGH)1.16%TRADING2.03%
    CARE0.87%DESIGN1.86%
    BUSINESS0.77%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    MEDIA0.67%ENGINEERING1.79%
    HOUSE0.67%BUSINESS1.76%
    ASSOCIATES0.67%CONSULTANTS1.75%
    M0.67%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    PROPERTY0.63%LONDON1.69%
    GLOBAL0.63%MEDIA1.69%
    CAR0.58%GLOBAL1.59%
    TRAINING0.58%J1.57%
    J0.58%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    DESIGN0.58%IT1.43%
    CONSULTANTS0.53%CARE1.39%
    SECURITY0.53%PROPERTIES1.34%
    SALES0.53%M1.26%
    R0.53%BUILDING1.23%
    ENGINEERING0.48%ENTERPRISES1.21%
    GREEN0.43%TRAINING1.18%
    FOOD0.43%ELECTRICAL1.17%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.43%SECURITY1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied571236,139
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified10652,427
    99999 - Dormant Company9940,648
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8330,396
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5823,256
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified4322,058
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities296,177
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2715,572
    45112 - Sale of used cars and light motor vehicles242,366
    74990 - Non-trading company2413,808
    86900 - Other human health activities247,866
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles244,290
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2412,291
    49410 - Freight transport by road225,165
    43210 - Electrical installation215,304
    7487 - Other business activities2010,703
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings194,882
    62012 - Business and domestic software development177,446
    56103 - Take-away food shops and mobile food stands175,132
    41100 - Development of building projects167,980

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08278452 MEDI PLUS PARTNERS LIMITED 02 Nov 2012
    08283895 TAUNUS&HIREMAN CRANES LIMITED 07 Nov 2012
    08285190 STAMFORD BEAUTY LIMITED 07 Nov 2012
    08287969 ROBINSONS CAR SALES (UK) LIMITED 09 Nov 2012
    08288536 ALI PROPERTIES (UK) LIMITED 09 Nov 2012
    08298897 NIGHTINGALE PROCUREMENT LIMITED 19 Nov 2012
    08301422 INDEX PROPERTY SEARCHES (EAST CENTRAL) LIMITED 21 Nov 2012
    08303681 THE FULBRIDGE ACADEMY 22 Nov 2012
    OC380434 INDEX PROPERTY SEARCHES LLP 22 Nov 2012
    08307375 TIPSY BOOZE LIMITED 26 Nov 2012
    08310254 PETERBOROUGH CARS LIMITED 27 Nov 2012
    08310371 PETERBOROUGH PRIVATE HIRE LIMITED 28 Nov 2012
    08287644 AW MAINTENANCE (PETERBOROUGH) LIMITED 09 Nov 2012
    08278973 MKS ELECTRICS LTD 02 Nov 2012
    08288193 SWEET PERFECTION FRANCHISING LIMITED 09 Nov 2012
    08299805 NEW VISION ENTERTAINMENT LTD 20 Nov 2012
    08293168 JIG ONE LTD 14 Nov 2012
    08293436 WHG SOLUTIONS LTD 14 Nov 2012
    08305826 CONSULT IN US LIMITED 23 Nov 2012
    08287927 IKAZ CONSULTING LIMITED 09 Nov 2012
    08292401 CLARE MILES HR LIMITED 13 Nov 2012
    08295353 RANDALL & CO LIMITED 15 Nov 2012
    08295816 DECKER BUS LTD 15 Nov 2012
    08299877 METKON LTD 20 Nov 2012
    08310485 CAM-I-BOT LTD 28 Nov 2012