Sutton, Surrey

2012 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2012 was a record year for company registrations in Sutton when compared to any year in history.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Sutton when compared to any previous October.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Sutton when compared to any previous Q4.
  • November 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Sutton when compared to any previous November.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Sutton 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 Sutton when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 863 companies were formed in Sutton in 2012. This total is 0.8% higher than in 2011 and compares poorly to the UK figure of a 8.6% growth compared to 452,870 the previous year.

    YearSuttonUK
    2012863491,893
    2011856452,870
    2010717400,358
    2009642362,675
    2008613349,203
    Record Year2012 (863)2012 (491,893)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 417 companies were formed in Sutton. This figure is 5.4% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 6.5%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Sutton occurred in 2011 when a total of 441 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)SuttonUK
    2012417238,743
    2011441224,135
    % change-5.4%6.5%
    Record Year2011 (441)2012 (238,743)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    A total of 215 companies were registered in Sutton during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 5.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares badly 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)SuttonUK
    2012215119,875
    2011228109,623
    % change-5.7%9.4%
    Record Year 2011 (228) 2012 (119,875)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2012967940
    New companies in 2011838164
    % change15.7%-2.5%-37.5%
    Record Year2012 (96)2011 (81)2011 (64)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 591 companies were dissolved in Sutton in 2012. This total is 2.0% lower than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearSuttonUK
    2012591293,728
    2011603314,524
    2010670342,233
    2009738533,787
    2008423237,873
    Record Year2009 (738)2009 (533,787)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 270 companies were dissolved in Sutton. This figure is 9.1% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -4.1%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Sutton occurred in 2009 when a total of 370 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)SuttonUK
    2012270145,934
    2011297152,213
    % change-9.1%-4.1%
    Record Year2009 (370)2009 (244,543)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    A total of 134 companies were dissolved in Sutton during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 15.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares well 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)SuttonUK
    201213470,026
    201115979,983
    % change-15.7%-12.4%
    Record Year 2011 (159) 2009 (85,139)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2012454742
    Closed companies in 2011466251
    % change-2.2%-24.2%-18%
    Record Year2009 (53)2011 (62)2009 (60)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 272 companies were added to the company register for Sutton in 2012. This number represents growth of 31.8% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 43.8%.

    This number is 19 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2003 when the Sutton company register grew by 429 companies.

    YearSuttonUK
    2012272198,165
    2011253138,346
    20104758,125
    2009-96-171,112
    2008190111,330
    Record Year2003 (429)2003 (242,541)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 the company register for Sutton increased by 147 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)SuttonUK
    201214792,809
    201114471,922
    Record Year2003 (168)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Sutton when compared to any previous Q4.

    Net company growth for Sutton during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012) was 81 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)SuttonUK
    20128149,849
    20116929,640
    Record Year 2012 (81) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    November 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Sutton when compared to any previous November.

    October 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Sutton when compared to any previous October.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 20125132-2
    Net growth in 2011371913
    Record Year2012 (51)2012 (32)1995 (31)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    In 2012 Sutton formed 0.2% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2011 when Sutton was responsible for 0.2% of all UK companies.

    YearSutton
    20120.2%
    20110.2%
    20100.2%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960)1972 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 Sutton formed 0.2% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2011 figure of 0.2%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Sutton
    20120.2%
    20110.2%
    20100.2%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1972 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    In the fourth quarter of 2012, Sutton formed 0.2% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)Sutton
    20120.2%
    20110.2%
    20100.2%
    20090.2%
    20080.2%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1963 (0.5%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20120.2%0.2%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.2%0.2%0.2%
    % change-2.8%-7.2%-39.2%
    Record Year1969 (0.9%)1970 (0.8%)1983 (0.7%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The average age of a director in 2012 was 41.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.5% 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 42.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.3% 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 41.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.6% 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 Sutton was 1860 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Sutton in 2012 was 25.0%. 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 Sutton was 1860 when 42.9% of all directors were female.

    24.9% of all director appointments in Sutton 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 Sutton was in 1977 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    25.8% of all director appointments in Sutton 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
    CONSULTANCY1.62%CONSULTING5.15%
    CONSULTING1.25%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    MANAGEMENT1.11%CONSULTANCY3.31%
    CONSTRUCTION1.03%PROPERTY2.40%
    LONDON0.96%TRADING2.03%
    CONSULTANTS0.88%DESIGN1.86%
    LEGAL0.81%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    MEDICAL0.74%ENGINEERING1.79%
    BUSINESS0.66%BUSINESS1.76%
    IT0.66%CONSULTANTS1.75%
    BUILDERS0.59%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    SUTTON0.59%LONDON1.69%
    ELECTRICAL0.59%MEDIA1.69%
    EVENTS0.59%GLOBAL1.59%
    M0.59%J1.57%
    SURREY0.52%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    (LONDON)0.52%IT1.43%
    TRADING0.52%CARE1.39%
    TRAINING0.52%PROPERTIES1.34%
    CO0.44%M1.26%
    BUILDING0.44%BUILDING1.23%
    DESIGN0.44%ENTERPRISES1.21%
    CHEAM0.44%TRAINING1.18%
    S0.44%ELECTRICAL1.17%
    WINE0.44%SECURITY1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied333236,139
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified10652,427
    99999 - Dormant Company6340,648
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities6223,256
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4430,396
    62090 - Other information technology service activities3112,291
    43390 - Other building completion and finishing284,882
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified2722,058
    7487 - Other business activities2710,703
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2515,572
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified256,419
    86210 - General medical practice activities223,960
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment214,759
    56101 - Licensed restaurants206,400
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities196,177
    74990 - Non-trading company1813,808
    62012 - Business and domestic software development187,446
    43210 - Electrical installation175,304
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation164,045
    69109 - Activities of patent and copyright agents; other legal activities not elsewhere classified161,200

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08315514 P.ANDREEVA LTD 03 Dec 2012
    08322273 ABLE 2 BUILD & SONS LIMITED 07 Dec 2012
    08323126 SHAYAN & CHATTERJEE LIMITED 07 Dec 2012
    08323806 CLARKES JEWELLERS LIMITED 10 Dec 2012
    08323819 LONDON BRICKWORK LTD 10 Dec 2012
    08326742 ROOM 2 IMPROVE LTD 11 Dec 2012
    08328637 CRM FAMILY MEDIATION LIMITED 12 Dec 2012
    08331157 ELIZZ LTD 14 Dec 2012
    08333536 PINPOINT COURIERS LTD 17 Dec 2012
    08333887 LOVELY BETTY LIMITED 17 Dec 2012
    08334443 INNOVA BRASIL LIMITED 18 Dec 2012
    08336631 THE CAPITAL CLUB (UK) LIMITED 19 Dec 2012
    08336783 3RD LINE IT LIMITED 19 Dec 2012
    08340824 PROGIC LIMITED 24 Dec 2012
    08342783 ABSOLUTE AIRSOFT LIMITED 31 Dec 2012
    08322983 SAKETH IT SOLUTIONS LTD 07 Dec 2012
    08324158 NEW LEAF ACADEMY LTD 10 Dec 2012
    08326627 SL PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING LTD 11 Dec 2012
    08329931 KOH SOLUTIONS LIMITED 13 Dec 2012
    08316260 SIMPLY LETS (WIMBLEDON) LTD 03 Dec 2012
    08316850 RJB (HEMEL HEMPSTEAD) LTD 04 Dec 2012
    08316862 MOTO BUILD RACING LTD 04 Dec 2012
    08323293 PHILIP GASSON STRUCTURAL ENGINEER LIMITED 07 Dec 2012
    08334909 KAY OPTICAL (1962) LIMITED 18 Dec 2012
    08341684 LIFE BROOKS INTERNATIONAL 27 Dec 2012