Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2014 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2014 was a record year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • The second half of 2014 was a record second half year for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q4 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.
  • Q4 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.
  • December 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • November 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.
  • October 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.
  • October 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.
  • The second half of 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • December 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • 2014 was a record year for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.
  • The second half of 2014 was a record second half year for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.
  • December 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous October.
  • October 2014 was a record month for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.

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 (2014)

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

    A total of 1,918 companies were formed in Peterborough in 2014. This total is 27.6% higher than in 2013 and compares favourably to the UK figure of a 10.0% growth compared to 529,363 the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    20141,918582,051
    20131,503529,363
    20121,381491,893
    20111,177452,870
    20101,015400,358
    Record Year2014 (1,918)2014 (582,051)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

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

    In the second half of 2014 a total of 1,027 companies were formed in Peterborough. This figure is 39.5% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 8.2%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2014 when a total of 1,027 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    20141,027281,320
    2013736259,931
    % change39.5%8.2%
    Record Year2014 (1,027)2014 (281,320)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    Q4 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q4.

    Q4 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.

    A total of 542 companies were registered in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 43.4% versus the same period last year (Q4 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)PeterboroughUK
    2014542137,906
    2013378127,247
    % change43.4%8.4%
    Record Year 2014 (542) 2014 (137,906)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2014198200144
    New companies in 2013144121113
    % change37.5%65.3%27.4%
    Record Year2014 (198)2014 (200)2014 (144)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    A total of 1,093 companies were dissolved in Peterborough in 2014. This total is 20.5% higher than in 2013 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 10.8% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    20141,093367,937
    2013907332,213
    2012779293,729
    2011806314,524
    2010873342,233
    Record Year2009 (1,193)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    In the second half of 2014 a total of 551 companies were dissolved in Peterborough. This figure is 22.2% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 7.7%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Peterborough occurred in 2014 when a total of 551 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    2014551190,730
    2013451177,021
    % change22.2%7.7%
    Record Year2014 (551)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    A total of 264 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 11.4% versus the same period last year (Q4 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 2.0% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)PeterboroughUK
    201426489,060
    201323790,851
    % change11.4%-2.0%
    Record Year 2014 (264) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

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

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

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 201460102102
    Closed companies in 2013718482
    % change-15.5%21.4%24%
    Record Year2012 (76)2014 (102)2014 (102)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    2014 was a record year for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 825 companies were added to the company register for Peterborough in 2014. This number represents growth of 43.0% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 36.8%.

    This number is 229 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2014 when the Peterborough company register grew by 825 companies.

    YearPeterboroughUK
    2014825214,114
    2013596197,150
    2012602198,164
    2011371138,346
    201014258,125
    Record Year2014 (825)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    The second half of 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous second half year.

    The second half of 2014 was a record second half year for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any half year in history.

    In the second half of 2014 the company register for Peterborough increased by 476 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)PeterboroughUK
    201447690,590
    201328582,910
    Record Year2014 (476)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014) was 278 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)PeterboroughUK
    201427848,846
    201314136,396
    Record Year 2014 (278) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

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

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

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

    October 2014 was a record month for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 20141389842
    Net growth in 2013733731
    Record Year2014 (138)2014 (98)2014 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    In 2014 Peterborough formed 0.3% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2013 when Peterborough was responsible for 0.3% of all UK companies.

    YearPeterborough
    20140.3%
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    Record Year (since 1960)1991 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    In the second half of 2014 Peterborough formed 0.4% of all UK companies. This is more than the 2013 figure of 0.3%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Peterborough
    20140.4%
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    In the fourth quarter of 2014, Peterborough formed 0.4% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)Peterborough
    20140.4%
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    20100.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20140.4%0.4%0.4%
    UK formation share in 20130.3%0.3%0.3%
    % change30.8%56.9%9.1%
    Record Year1975 (0.5%)1963 (0.8%)1971 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    The average age of a director in 2014 was 43.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2014 was 42.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 42.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    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 2014 was 25.7%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.1%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    The record second half year for female directors in Peterborough was 2005 when 33.3% of all directors were female.

    25.3% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the second half of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 2006 when 31.5% of all directors were female.

    23.6% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the fourth quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.8% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    TRANS3.25%CONSULTING5.22%
    PETERBOROUGH1.70%MANAGEMENT4.58%
    MANAGEMENT1.55%CONSULTANCY3.57%
    PROPERTY1.40%PROPERTY2.66%
    CARE1.22%CONSTRUCTION2.12%
    TRANSPORT1.18%ENGINEERING2.10%
    CONSULTING1.14%CARE2.02%
    CONSULTANCY1.03%TRADING1.94%
    LOGISTICS0.77%LONDON1.93%
    ENGINEERING0.63%TRANSPORT1.93%
    CONSULTANTS0.59%DESIGN1.66%
    J0.59%CONSULTANTS1.64%
    PROPERTIES0.55%ELECTRICAL1.62%
    CAR0.48%PROPERTIES1.62%
    CONSTRUCTION0.48%BUSINESS1.56%
    (PETERBOROUGH)0.44%J1.54%
    ASSOCIATES0.44%CO.,1.50%
    CDS0.44%GLOBAL1.49%
    FINANCIAL0.44%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    HEALTHCARE0.44%ASSOCIATES1.47%
    M0.41%DEVELOPMENTS1.35%
    GLOBAL0.41%MEDIA1.33%
    INVESTMENTS0.41%IT1.31%
    ELECTRICAL0.41%BUILDING1.29%
    S0.41%M1.22%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied755265,608
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified11358,068
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management10742,290
    99999 - Dormant Company10348,509
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities8130,178
    49410 - Freight transport by road7810,842
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified5729,009
    86900 - Other human health activities5312,976
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified4419,049
    62090 - Other information technology service activities4312,837
    45112 - Sale of used cars and light motor vehicles423,562
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles415,425
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate3211,212
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities247,528
    56101 - Licensed restaurants248,782
    41100 - Development of building projects2311,397
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets236,452
    43210 - Electrical installation225,985
    43390 - Other building completion and finishing225,931
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings207,559

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09243779 BETROM LTD 01 Oct 2014
    09245084 SOLOMON CARS LTD 02 Oct 2014
    09246164 ALL SEEING LABEL LIMITED 02 Oct 2014
    09246550 ECW RMU LIMITED 02 Oct 2014
    09248214 MLGK COMPANY LIMITED 03 Oct 2014
    09250770 BARTOSZEWSKI LTD 06 Oct 2014
    09251027 MIT TRANS LTD 06 Oct 2014
    09252465 LIDO-(UK) LTD 07 Oct 2014
    09253169 DGI SMART SOLUTIONS LTD 07 Oct 2014
    09253560 HARPER HERMAN LTD. 08 Oct 2014
    09275845 BARAN TRANS LTD 22 Oct 2014
    09281535 LANGE LOGISTICS LTD 27 Oct 2014
    09285977 LITHUANIAN FOOD AND DRINKS LIMITED 29 Oct 2014
    09288275 LYTSA LIMITED 30 Oct 2014
    09290224 SALAAM RADIO LTD 31 Oct 2014
    09243700 TASHDIWA PVT LTD 01 Oct 2014
    09247461 OBI LOGISTICS LTD 03 Oct 2014
    09253312 RAINBOW OMEGA LTD 07 Oct 2014
    09260932 DHCAR LINE LTD 13 Oct 2014
    09264811 TB CONCEPT STORES LTD 15 Oct 2014
    09265752 BUGLIFE SERVICES LIMITED 15 Oct 2014
    09267122 ARTTIQUE LTD 16 Oct 2014
    09273842 UK FRANCHISE LIMITED 21 Oct 2014
    09278195 JASPER & CO INCORPORATED LTD 23 Oct 2014
    09278921 PETERBOROUGH CHRISTMAS TREES LIMITED 24 Oct 2014