Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2014 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q2 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q2.
  • Q2 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.
  • June 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous June.
  • May 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous May.
  • April 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous April.
  • April 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.
  • May 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous May.
  • May 2014 was a record month for company closures in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.
  • April 2014 saw a new record in net growth 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 2014)

    The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 891 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 16.2% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 11.6%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Peterborough occurred in 2014 when a total of 891 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    2014891300,731
    2013767269,432
    % change16.2%11.6%
    Record Year2014 (891)2014 (300,731)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    Q2 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q2.

    Q2 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.

    A total of 461 companies were registered in Peterborough during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 32.1% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.4% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)PeterboroughUK
    2014461150,009
    2013349134,630
    % change32.1%11.4%
    Record Year 2014 (461) 2014 (150,009)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    June 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous June.

    May 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous May.

    April 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous April.

    April 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2014166144151
    New companies in 2013123119107
    % change35.0%21.0%41.1%
    Record Year2014 (166)2014 (144)2014 (151)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 542 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 18.9% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 14.2%.

    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
    2014542177,207
    2013456155,192
    % change18.9%14.2%
    Record Year2009 (651)2009 (289,245)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    A total of 343 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 60.3% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 22.7% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)PeterboroughUK
    201434394,837
    201321477,278
    % change60.3%22.7%
    Record Year 2009 (388) 2009 (181,179)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    May 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous May.

    May 2014 was a record month for company closures in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 20145019598
    Closed companies in 2013666682
    % change-24.2%195.5%20%
    Record Year2009 (98)2014 (195)2009 (111)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 the company register for Peterborough increased by 349 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)PeterboroughUK
    2014349123,524
    2013311114,240
    Record Year2003 (369)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014) was 118 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)PeterboroughUK
    201411855,172
    201313557,352
    Record Year 2007 (151) 2007 (60,014)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    April 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous April.

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 2014116-5153
    Net growth in 2013575325
    Record Year2014 (116)2003 (65)2008 (67)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2013 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Peterborough
    20140.3%
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2005 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    In the second quarter of 2014, Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)Peterborough
    20140.3%
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1994 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20140.3%0.3%0.3%
    UK formation share in 20130.3%0.3%0.3%
    % change21.7%11.7%22.3%
    Record Year1952 (0.9%)1982 (0.6%)1971 (0.3%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2014 was 43.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

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

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2014 was 43.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.6% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    The record first half year for female directors in Peterborough was 2008 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    26.0% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first half of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 2008 when 30.6% of all directors were female.

    26.3% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Jun 2013-Jun 2014)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    PETERBOROUGH1.75%CONSULTING5.16%
    MANAGEMENT1.58%MANAGEMENT4.64%
    CONSULTING1.41%CONSULTANCY3.50%
    LOGISTICS1.37%PROPERTY2.66%
    CONSULTANCY1.25%TRADING2.03%
    PROPERTY1.16%ENGINEERING1.99%
    TRADING0.91%CONSTRUCTION1.93%
    TRANSPORT0.83%LONDON1.93%
    CARE0.79%CARE1.85%
    TRANS0.62%DESIGN1.75%
    ENGINEERING0.62%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    PROPERTIES0.62%BUSINESS1.69%
    BUSINESS0.58%PROPERTIES1.63%
    SALES0.58%TRANSPORT1.58%
    CONSULTANTS0.54%GLOBAL1.55%
    J0.54%INVESTMENTS1.55%
    CAR0.54%J1.51%
    ENERGY0.50%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    IT0.50%MEDIA1.44%
    MEDICAL0.50%ELECTRICAL1.40%
    CENTRE0.50%IT1.33%
    MARKETING0.46%DEVELOPMENTS1.33%
    ASSOCIATES0.46%BUILDING1.26%
    BUILDING0.46%M1.24%
    P0.42%CO.,1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied718261,557
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified11957,421
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management10740,250
    99999 - Dormant Company9948,436
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities8029,029
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified5328,352
    49410 - Freight transport by road539,265
    86900 - Other human health activities4311,292
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified4219,058
    45112 - Sale of used cars and light motor vehicles393,392
    62090 - Other information technology service activities3913,024
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles295,375
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities277,415
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate2610,133
    56101 - Licensed restaurants248,585
    43210 - Electrical installation236,050
    41100 - Development of building projects2210,527
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets216,286
    56103 - Take-away food shops and mobile food stands207,840
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings207,053

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09067481 NB INSTALLATION LTD 03 Jun 2014
    09069029 EASY RESETTLEMENT LIMITED 03 Jun 2014
    09070170 FENMAN STANGROUND LTD 04 Jun 2014
    09070203 RAJCHEL LOGISTICS LTD 04 Jun 2014
    09070276 G&S ROSE PROPERTIES LIMITED 04 Jun 2014
    09087708 MORANGEXO LIMITED 16 Jun 2014
    09087795 SMART AND LUCRATIVE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LTD 16 Jun 2014
    09092235 WERRINGTON CAR SALES LTD 19 Jun 2014
    09097299 I.T. CONSULTANTS 4 U LIMITED 23 Jun 2014
    09099491 KFP INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS LIMITED 24 Jun 2014
    09100012 FIRE DEPOT LTD 24 Jun 2014
    09100865 WASH & DRY LIMITED 24 Jun 2014
    09101942 VSC PETERBOROUGH LIMITED 25 Jun 2014
    09102469 PAUL DRURY CONSULTING LTD 25 Jun 2014
    09105327 HEALTHPOLV. LIMITED 27 Jun 2014
    09105537 LAY SECURE SYSTEMS LIMITED 27 Jun 2014
    09106433 INDEX 2014 LIMITED 27 Jun 2014
    09107884 HANDY CONTRACTORS LTD 30 Jun 2014
    09066945 GABOR TRANSPORT LTD 02 Jun 2014
    09095330 ODROBUILDINGS LTD 20 Jun 2014
    09075907 MKLIHC LTD 09 Jun 2014
    09081238 APPROACH DIRECT MARKETING LTD 11 Jun 2014
    09093411 MEDICINE EUROPE CONSULTANCY LTD 19 Jun 2014
    09097291 CATEGORYCARS LIMITED 23 Jun 2014
    09101740 SPARTAN CLEANER LTD. 25 Jun 2014