Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2013 Annual Business Confidence Report

NOTICE: We have improved our calculations of the statistics in these reports, so some figures and records may not match previous reports.

Headlines

  • 2013 was a record year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • Q4 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.
  • December 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.
  • The second half of 2013 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • October 2013 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 (2013)

    2013 was a record year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 1,503 companies were formed in Peterborough in 2013. This total is 8.8% higher than in 2012 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 7.6% growth compared to 491,893 the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    20131,503529,363
    20121,381491,893
    20111,177452,870
    20101,015400,358
    2009994362,675
    Record Year2013 (1,503)2013 (529,363)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 736 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 13.1% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 8.9%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2013 when a total of 736 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    2013736259,931
    2012651238,743
    % change13.1%8.9%
    Record Year2013 (736)2013 (259,931)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Q4 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 378 companies were registered in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 13.2% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.1% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)PeterboroughUK
    2013378127,247
    2012334119,875
    % change13.2%6.1%
    Record Year 2013 (378) 2013 (127,247)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    December 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.

    November 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.

    October 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2013144121113
    New companies in 201214310883
    % change0.7%12.0%36.1%
    Record Year2013 (144)2013 (121)2013 (113)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 907 companies were dissolved in Peterborough in 2013. This total is 16.4% higher than in 2012 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 13.1% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    2013907332,213
    2012779293,729
    2011806314,524
    2010873342,233
    20091,193533,789
    Record Year2009 (1,193)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 451 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 15.3% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of 21.3%.

    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
    2013451177,021
    2012391145,935
    % change15.3%21.3%
    Record Year2009 (542)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 237 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 22.8% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 29.7% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)PeterboroughUK
    201323790,851
    201219370,027
    % change22.8%29.7%
    Record Year 2013 (237) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    December 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2013718482
    Closed companies in 2012766255
    % change-6.6%35.5%49%
    Record Year2012 (76)2006 (89)2013 (82)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 596 companies were added to the company register for Peterborough in 2013. This number represents growth of 39.7% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 37.2%.

    This number is 6 companies lower than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2012 when the Peterborough company register grew by 602 companies.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    2013596197,150
    2012602198,164
    2011371138,346
    201014258,125
    2009-199-171,114
    Record Year2012 (602)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The second half of 2013 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2013 the company register for Peterborough increased by 285 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    201328582,910
    201226092,808
    Record Year2013 (285)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013) was 141 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)PeterboroughUK
    201314136,396
    201214149,848
    Record Year 2012 (141) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    October 2013 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2013733731
    Net growth in 2012674628
    Record Year2013 (73)2012 (46)1995 (41)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    In 2013 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2012 when Peterborough was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearPeterborough
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    Record Year (since 1960)1991 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2012 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Peterborough
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1991 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)Peterborough
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    20090.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1992 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20130.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20120.3%0.3%0.3%
    % change-6.4%10.1%23.8%
    Record Year1975 (0.5%)1963 (0.8%)1971 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The average age of a director in 2013 was 43.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2013 was 42.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.8%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 43.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.6% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.0% compared to the UK figure of 5.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The record year for female directors in Peterborough was 1983 when 100.0% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Peterborough in 2013 was 26.1%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.0%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The record second half year for female directors in Peterborough was 2004 when 34.9% of all directors were female.

    24.9% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second half of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 2004 when 40.0% of all directors were female.

    24.4% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the fourth quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.6% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Dec 2012-Dec 2013)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    PETERBOROUGH1.76%CONSULTING5.22%
    CONSULTING1.28%MANAGEMENT4.72%
    TRADING1.19%CONSULTANCY3.45%
    MANAGEMENT1.15%PROPERTY2.59%
    LOGISTICS1.01%TRADING2.08%
    (PETERBOROUGH)1.01%ENGINEERING1.87%
    PROPERTY0.88%LONDON1.86%
    CONSULTANCY0.84%DESIGN1.76%
    CARE0.71%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    MARKETING0.62%CARE1.73%
    SERVICE0.62%BUSINESS1.71%
    PROPERTIES0.62%CONSULTANTS1.68%
    CENTRE0.57%GLOBAL1.58%
    ENERGY0.57%INVESTMENTS1.56%
    CONSULTANTS0.53%PROPERTIES1.54%
    HOME0.53%ASSOCIATES1.53%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.53%J1.51%
    AUTO0.48%MEDIA1.50%
    ENGINEERING0.48%IT1.35%
    TRAINING0.48%DEVELOPMENTS1.23%
    BUILDING0.48%M1.23%
    MEDICAL0.44%BUILDING1.21%
    IT0.44%ELECTRICAL1.20%
    ASSOCIATES0.44%CAPITAL1.19%
    TRANSPORT0.44%ENERGY1.14%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied673266,814
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified12155,342
    99999 - Dormant Company10546,762
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management10236,164
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities6927,183
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified5326,001
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified4118,034
    86900 - Other human health activities379,543
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles354,987
    62090 - Other information technology service activities3412,511
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities347,075
    49410 - Freight transport by road347,333
    45112 - Sale of used cars and light motor vehicles293,044
    43210 - Electrical installation235,730
    56103 - Take-away food shops and mobile food stands217,010
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment216,000
    41100 - Development of building projects209,485
    98000 - Residents property management194,710
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate198,733
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings196,191

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08758564 ARC PHARMA (UK) LIMITED 01 Nov 2013
    08761614 CHRISAPRIL LIMITED 05 Nov 2013
    08762390 ACE BRANDED TYRES LTD 05 Nov 2013
    08771641 IGNARSKI LOGISTICS LTD 12 Nov 2013
    08775338 GREEN ENERGY PLANNING CONSULTANTS LIMITED 14 Nov 2013
    08787405 LENA'S WORLD LTD 22 Nov 2013
    08760698 ROAN FABRICATION LIMITED 04 Nov 2013
    08771396 THE PUMP MAN LIMITED 12 Nov 2013
    08775048 NIVISHA'S KITCHEN LTD 14 Nov 2013
    08783973 AB DIESEL TECH LIMITED 20 Nov 2013
    08784440 MAXIMUS CARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 21 Nov 2013
    08787939 SYNCOM BUILDING MATERIALS LTD 25 Nov 2013
    08793696 PPS RECOVERY SYSTEMS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED 27 Nov 2013
    08795574 GLOBAL MOBILITY CLOUD SOLUTIONS LIMITED 29 Nov 2013
    08782217 SPEED LINE TRADING LIMITED 19 Nov 2013
    08794721 CUBEX TECH LIMITED 28 Nov 2013
    08779253 PM DETAILING LIMITED 18 Nov 2013
    08785354 SPORTS GROUND DEVELOPMENT LTD 21 Nov 2013
    OC389028 ECODAM PARTNERS LLP 07 Nov 2013
    08771859 APW ASSOCIATES LIMITED 12 Nov 2013
    08777790 LIMERICK (BALHAM) RESIDENTS COMPANY LIMITED 15 Nov 2013
    08778890 ISLAND DELIGHTS CARIBBEAN TAKEAWAY LIMITED 18 Nov 2013
    08786654 MATTS ALLSORTS LIMITED 22 Nov 2013
    08791931 HUMAN TOUCH TRAINING LTD 27 Nov 2013
    08792025 HUMAN TOUCH ENTERPRISES LTD 27 Nov 2013