Wokingham, Berkshire

Q1 2010 Business Confidence Report

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 2010)

    A total of 89 companies were registered in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2010 (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 22.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2009). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 15.5% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)WokinghamUK
    201089105,137
    200911591,034
    % change-22.6%15.5%
    Record Year 2007 (143) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2010192743
    New companies in 2009402946
    % change-52.5%-6.9%-6.5%
    Record Year2009 (40)2007 (44)2007 (61)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    A total of 54 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2010 (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 33.3% versus the same period last year (Q1 2009). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 23.5% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)WokinghamUK
    20105482,677
    200981108,060
    % change-33.3%-23.5%
    Record Year 2001 (103) 2009 (108,060)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2010151524
    Closed companies in 2009141354
    % change7.1%15.4%-56%
    Record Year2001 (58)2008 (27)2009 (54)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the first quarter of 2010 (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010) was 35 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)WokinghamUK
    20103522,460
    200934-17,026
    Record Year 2007 (86) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 201041219
    Net growth in 20092616-8
    Record Year2009 (26)2007 (30)2007 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    In the first quarter of 2010, Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2010 - Mar 2010)Wokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1970 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2010)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20090.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-55.9%-20.3%-22.3%
    Record Year1965 (0.6%)1970 (0.9%)1985 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2010 was 46.2.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 1.2% compared to the UK figure of 2.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.9%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2010)

    The record first quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 1861 when 40.0% of all directors were female.

    27.9% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first quarter of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 24.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2009-Mar 2010)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.84%MANAGEMENT5.01%
    MANAGEMENT2.34%CONSULTING4.60%
    AIM1.50%CONSULTANCY2.87%
    CONSULTANTS1.34%PROPERTY2.50%
    MARKETING1.00%ASSOCIATES2.04%
    GROUP1.00%TRADING1.93%
    HOLDINGS1.00%DESIGN1.91%
    ENTERPRISES1.00%CONSTRUCTION1.87%
    SYSTEMS1.00%MEDIA1.84%
    DESIGN0.83%BUSINESS1.74%
    ASSOCIATES0.83%INTERNATIONAL1.73%
    CONSULTANCY0.83%CONSULTANTS1.63%
    PROPERTY0.83%ENGINEERING1.54%
    MEDIA0.83%J1.48%
    CARE0.67%LONDON1.45%
    ELECTRICAL0.67%INVESTMENTS1.45%
    ENERGY0.67%GROUP1.37%
    PROPERTIES0.67%GLOBAL1.35%
    CONSTRUCTION0.67%PROPERTIES1.35%
    I0.67%BUILDING1.34%
    RED0.50%CARE1.33%
    BY0.50%ELECTRICAL1.30%
    BUSINESS0.50%M1.28%
    TRADING0.50%SYSTEMS1.25%
    RACQUETS0.50%S1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied121228,645
    7487 - Other business activities5174,904
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3614,007
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities329,943
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3126,974
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply289,659
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2417,003
    7260 - Other computer related activities1910,331
    62090 - Other information technology service activities156,340
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified137,143
    9999 - Dormant Company1219,948
    9305 - Other service activities129,038
    7499 - Non-trading company1115,398
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities103,077
    98000 - Residents property management103,892
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering89,325
    9800 - Residents Property Management82,185
    99999 - Dormant Company713,808
    4534 - Other building installation62,840
    6523 - Other financial intermediation62,689

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07207929 WARWICK HOUSE ELECTRICAL LTD 30 Mar 2010
    07207514 DUSTCLOUD LTD 30 Mar 2010
    07206822 HABAR CONSULTING LTD 29 Mar 2010
    07199167 HAIFA LTD 23 Mar 2010
    07196826 J B I PLUMBING & DRAIN SERVICES LTD 19 Mar 2010
    07196382 SVAM SD LIMITED 19 Mar 2010
    07196128 IN-HOUSE COUNSEL SERVICES LTD 19 Mar 2010
    07193391 PHARMACY FIRST LTD 17 Mar 2010
    07191174 CAFFE GELATO LTD 16 Mar 2010
    07190685 TULIP ASSOCIATES LTD 16 Mar 2010
    07189308 VORIUM LIMITED 15 Mar 2010
    07185818 THE ANASTASIA CARE TRUST 11 Mar 2010
    07184123 ELEMENTS I T LIMITED 10 Mar 2010
    07183549 ROSE OF RUGS LTD 10 Mar 2010
    07178290 RBK PROPERTIES LTD 04 Mar 2010
    07176091 ELECTRICAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS LTD 03 Mar 2010
    OC353608 AZINI SERVICES LLP 25 Mar 2010
    07208829 MRJETWASH LTD 30 Mar 2010
    07204874 PROPERTYNETWORKONLINE(TWO) LTD 26 Mar 2010
    07199262 WORTHINGTON FINANCE LIMITED 23 Mar 2010
    07194575 MARIMEDIA SYSTEMS LIMITED 18 Mar 2010
    07194350 DOVECOTE BUILDING RTM COMPANY LIMITED 18 Mar 2010
    07185867 SMART BAR AND CAFE LIMITED 11 Mar 2010
    07184127 MERIDIAN PUBLISHING LTD 10 Mar 2010
    07180258 FINANCIALLY VIABLE LTD 05 Mar 2010