Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Q1 2015 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q1 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2015 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.
  • March 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.
  • March 2015 was a record month for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.
  • February 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.
  • February 2015 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous February.
  • March 2015 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.
  • March 2015 was a record month for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.
  • January 2015 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

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. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    Q1 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2015 was a record quarter for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any quarter in history.

    A total of 574 companies were registered in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015).

    This figure is an increase of 33.5% versus the same period last year (Q1 2014). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.9% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)PeterboroughUK
    2015574161,156
    2014430150,722
    % change33.5%6.9%
    Record Year 2015 (574) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    March 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.

    March 2015 was a record month for company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.

    February 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous February.

    January 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2015189165220
    New companies in 2014155115160
    % change21.9%43.5%37.5%
    Record Year2015 (189)2015 (165)2015 (220)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    A total of 269 companies were dissolved in Peterborough during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015).

    This figure is an increase of 35.2% versus the same period last year (Q1 2014). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)PeterboroughUK
    201526989,523
    201419982,370
    % change35.2%8.7%
    Record Year 2015 (269) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    February 2015 saw a new record in company closures in Peterborough when compared to any previous February.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 20156911882
    Closed companies in 2014566974
    % change23.2%71.0%11%
    Record Year2013 (88)2015 (118)2009 (146)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    Net company growth for Peterborough during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015) was 305 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)PeterboroughUK
    201530571,633
    201423168,352
    Record Year 2015 (305) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    March 2015 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous March.

    March 2015 was a record month for net growth in Peterborough when compared to any month in history.

    January 2015 saw a new record in net growth in Peterborough when compared to any previous January.

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 201512047138
    Net growth in 2014994686
    Record Year2015 (120)2005 (129)2015 (138)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    In the first quarter of 2015, Peterborough formed 0.4% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)Peterborough
    20150.4%
    20140.3%
    20130.3%
    20120.3%
    20110.3%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2015 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20150.4%0.3%0.4%
    UK formation share in 20140.3%0.2%0.3%
    % change19.6%32.2%25.3%
    Record Year1989 (0.4%)1979 (0.5%)1991 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2015 was 43.2.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    The record first quarter for female directors in Peterborough was in 2012 when 31.8% of all directors were female.

    25.8% of all director appointments in Peterborough in the first quarter of 2015 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2014-Mar 2015)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    TRANS4.15%CONSULTING5.23%
    PETERBOROUGH1.71%MANAGEMENT4.56%
    TRANSPORT1.61%CONSULTANCY3.62%
    MANAGEMENT1.40%PROPERTY2.72%
    CARE1.33%CONSTRUCTION2.19%
    PROPERTY0.98%CARE2.13%
    CONSULTANCY0.98%ENGINEERING2.12%
    CONSULTING0.84%LONDON1.91%
    LOGISTICS0.80%TRADING1.88%
    CDS0.77%TRANSPORT1.82%
    M0.70%ELECTRICAL1.76%
    ENGINEERING0.66%DESIGN1.65%
    RECRUITMENT0.59%PROPERTIES1.63%
    S0.59%CO.,1.58%
    CONSULTANTS0.56%J1.55%
    ELECTRICAL0.56%CONSULTANTS1.54%
    J0.56%BUSINESS1.49%
    (PETERBOROUGH)0.52%INVESTMENTS1.49%
    PROPERTIES0.49%GLOBAL1.46%
    CAR0.45%ASSOCIATES1.44%
    HOLDINGS0.45%DEVELOPMENTS1.36%
    D0.45%BUILDING1.31%
    CONSTRUCTION0.45%IT1.30%
    ASSOCIATES0.42%MEDIA1.28%
    MEDIA0.42%M1.27%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied807288,953
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified11458,522
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management11343,081
    99999 - Dormant Company10749,474
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities8630,825
    49410 - Freight transport by road7912,485
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified5529,218
    86900 - Other human health activities5513,990
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified4419,098
    45112 - Sale of used cars and light motor vehicles443,579
    62090 - Other information technology service activities4112,862
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles415,392
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate3311,600
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities237,682
    41100 - Development of building projects2211,863
    56103 - Take-away food shops and mobile food stands228,607
    47110 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating224,256
    86210 - General medical practice activities224,793
    43390 - Other building completion and finishing216,052
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets216,557

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09372762 ANNA WOJTKOWIAK LTD 05 Jan 2015
    09378025 ESSEX PRESTIGE AUTOS LTD 07 Jan 2015
    09382521 OXFORD EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL CENTRE LIMITED 09 Jan 2015
    09384150 MERCURI CONSULTANTS LIMITED 12 Jan 2015
    09385573 FLORAVITA LTD 13 Jan 2015
    09388215 PETROV&SIE LIMITED 14 Jan 2015
    09395857 AUTOTECH PETERBOROUGH LIMITED 19 Jan 2015
    09398298 KAZAM RISK CONSULTANCY LIMITED 20 Jan 2015
    09401043 ONETYMECARE LIMITED LIMITED 22 Jan 2015
    09403954 DRJP LTD 23 Jan 2015
    09404056 A Z T LAW LTD 23 Jan 2015
    09404455 GREAT NORTH RADIO LTD 23 Jan 2015
    09405554 NUOVA VITA LTD 26 Jan 2015
    09407593 WATERMEAD ASSOCIATES LTD 27 Jan 2015
    09411445 WARBLOR LIMITED 28 Jan 2015
    09413684 THE OFFICE PETERBOROUGH LIMITED 30 Jan 2015
    09415237 LOCAL CLEANERS 4 U LTD 30 Jan 2015
    09371172 PETERBOROUGH HEATING SOLUTIONS LTD 02 Jan 2015
    09372095 IT CONSULTING GROUP LTD. 02 Jan 2015
    09376130 TEKPOL LTD 06 Jan 2015
    09391607 140 KNIGHTS HILL LIMITED 15 Jan 2015
    09395114 MOBILE IN CAR (UK) LTD 19 Jan 2015
    09410055 CSEC INSTALLATIONS LIMITED 28 Jan 2015
    09378175 NATIONWIDE CARS (PETERBOROUGH) LTD 07 Jan 2015
    09380284 THE HEART GALLERY LTD 08 Jan 2015