Sidcup, Kent

2012 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2012 was a record year for company registrations in Sidcup when compared to any year in history.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Sidcup when compared to any previous Q4.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Sidcup when compared to any previous October.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Sidcup 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 Sidcup when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 509 companies were formed in Sidcup in 2012. This total is 11.4% higher than in 2011 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 8.6% growth compared to 452,870 the previous year.

    YearSidcupUK
    2012509491,893
    2011457452,870
    2010490400,358
    2009492362,675
    2008402349,203
    Record Year2012 (509)2012 (491,893)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 221 companies were formed in Sidcup. This figure is 6.4% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 6.5%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Sidcup occurred in 2009 when a total of 240 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)SidcupUK
    2012221238,743
    2011236224,135
    % change-6.4%6.5%
    Record Year2009 (240)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 Sidcup when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 120 companies were registered in Sidcup during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 7.1% 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)SidcupUK
    2012120119,875
    2011112109,623
    % change7.1%9.4%
    Record Year 2012 (120) 2012 (119,875)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2012603327
    New companies in 2011503824
    % change20.0%-13.2%12.5%
    Record Year2012 (60)2009 (44)2008 (30)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 330 companies were dissolved in Sidcup in 2012. This total is 6.8% lower than in 2011 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearSidcupUK
    2012330293,728
    2011354314,524
    2010351342,233
    2009441533,787
    2008209237,873
    Record Year2009 (441)2009 (533,787)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 180 companies were dissolved in Sidcup. This figure is 2.2% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -4.1%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Sidcup occurred in 2009 when a total of 208 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)SidcupUK
    2012180145,934
    2011184152,213
    % change-2.2%-4.1%
    Record Year2009 (208)2009 (244,543)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    A total of 86 companies were dissolved in Sidcup during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 2.3% 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)SidcupUK
    20128670,026
    20118879,983
    % change-2.3%-12.4%
    Record Year 2010 (89) 2009 (85,139)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2012442220
    Closed companies in 2011293524
    % change51.7%-37.1%-17%
    Record Year2012 (44)2011 (35)2009 (27)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 179 companies were added to the company register for Sidcup in 2012. This number represents growth of 39.2% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 43.8%.

    This number is 76 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2007 when the Sidcup company register grew by 310 companies.

    YearSidcupUK
    2012179198,165
    2011103138,346
    201013958,125
    200951-171,112
    2008193111,330
    Record Year2007 (310)2003 (242,541)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 the company register for Sidcup increased by 41 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)SidcupUK
    20124192,809
    20115271,922
    Record Year1998 (107)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Net company growth for Sidcup during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012) was 34 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)SidcupUK
    20123449,849
    20112429,640
    Record Year 1998 (52) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 201216117
    Net growth in 20112130
    Record Year2001 (24)2009 (29)2004 (22)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    In 2012 Sidcup formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2011 when Sidcup was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearSidcup
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1975 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 Sidcup formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2011 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Sidcup
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1975 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    In the fourth quarter of 2012, Sidcup formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)Sidcup
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1964 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change0.8%-17.3%9.6%
    Record Year1966 (0.5%)1965 (0.6%)1964 (0.4%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The average age of a director in 2012 was 43.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.7% 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 5.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.3% 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 42.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 8.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.8% 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 Sidcup was 1860 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Sidcup in 2012 was 26.9%. 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 Sidcup was 1860 when 42.9% of all directors were female.

    23.8% of all director appointments in Sidcup 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 Sidcup was in 1977 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    20.7% of all director appointments in Sidcup 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
    CONSULTING1.84%CONSULTING5.15%
    DESIGN1.50%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    MANAGEMENT1.15%CONSULTANCY3.31%
    CONSULTANCY1.15%PROPERTY2.40%
    M1.04%TRADING2.03%
    PROPERTY1.04%DESIGN1.86%
    S1.04%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    D0.92%ENGINEERING1.79%
    R0.81%BUSINESS1.76%
    CONSTRUCTION0.81%CONSULTANTS1.75%
    JAMES0.69%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    LONDON0.69%LONDON1.69%
    P0.69%MEDIA1.69%
    C0.69%GLOBAL1.59%
    CONSULTANTS0.69%J1.57%
    ASSOCIATES0.58%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    ENTERPRISES0.58%IT1.43%
    CREATIVE0.58%CARE1.39%
    ELECTRICAL0.58%PROPERTIES1.34%
    INTERIORS0.58%M1.26%
    MAINTENANCE0.46%BUILDING1.23%
    JEWELLERY0.46%ENTERPRISES1.21%
    HEATING0.46%TRAINING1.18%
    CARRADALE0.46%ELECTRICAL1.17%
    J0.46%SECURITY1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified16452,427
    None Supplied160236,139
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5423,256
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management5230,396
    62011 - Ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software development301,228
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2312,291
    99999 - Dormant Company2040,648
    43210 - Electrical installation165,304
    41100 - Development of building projects137,980
    7487 - Other business activities1110,703
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1122,058
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation104,045
    49320 - Taxi operation91,427
    71129 - Other engineering activities83,763
    43390 - Other building completion and finishing84,882
    74990 - Non-trading company813,808
    62012 - Business and domestic software development87,446
    86900 - Other human health activities87,866
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment84,759
    80100 - Private security activities72,286

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08235949 DICKMANN DESIGN LIMITED 02 Oct 2012
    08237900 SOUTH EAST LONDON TAXIS LIMITED 03 Oct 2012
    08239777 MOO MIDDLESEX ST LIMITED 04 Oct 2012
    08245696 LONDON STRATEGY COLLEGE LIMITED 09 Oct 2012
    08245772 CLARENCE CONSULTING LIMITED 09 Oct 2012
    08246601 WILLED LIMITED 10 Oct 2012
    08246924 LUCMOS LTD 10 Oct 2012
    08250727 L K BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED 12 Oct 2012
    08251607 ABSOLUTE MUST LIMITED 12 Oct 2012
    08252644 SPOT THE DOT LIMITED 15 Oct 2012
    08254465 INSPIRED CONTRACTORS LTD 16 Oct 2012
    08256280 OWENS HR CONSULTING LIMITED 17 Oct 2012
    08258879 PEN PARADISE LTD 18 Oct 2012
    08260726 MB PROPERTY (UK) LIMITED 19 Oct 2012
    08260993 EAST MEETS WEST ECM LTD 19 Oct 2012
    08264052 JOSEMARIACHESKA LIMITED 23 Oct 2012
    08268907 WOKINGHAM PROPERTY LIMITED 25 Oct 2012
    08270750 AMADA CONSULTING LIMITED 26 Oct 2012
    08273398 MYSAVE LIMITED 30 Oct 2012
    08234920 LONDON BAGEL COMPANY LIMITED 01 Oct 2012
    08237905 JAT QUANTITY SURVEYING LIMITED 03 Oct 2012
    08250496 LEADWAY CONSTRUCTION LTD 12 Oct 2012
    08252370 KENT WATER SOLUTIONS LTD 15 Oct 2012
    08257033 MARCTYLER LTD 17 Oct 2012
    08260262 V S DRY LINING LIMITED 19 Oct 2012