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
    07171519 HEAVEN ENTERPRISES LIMITED 26 Feb 2010
    07168591 NDA ENERGY & CONVERGED SOLUTIONS LIMITED 24 Feb 2010
    07168568 WRIGHT PROPERTIES FOR PEOPLE LTD 24 Feb 2010
    07168464 TOKUGAWA LIMITED 24 Feb 2010
    07168210 MUDDYSPORTS CLOTHING LTD 24 Feb 2010
    07168063 GRAYSON INDUSTRIES LIMITED 24 Feb 2010
    07164571 RG LICENSING HOLDINGS LTD 22 Feb 2010
    07164508 FINELINE FLOORING LTD 22 Feb 2010
    07161188 NOBLE ALLIANCE RESOURCES LTD 17 Feb 2010
    07154552 KALM BOOKKEEPING LIMITED 11 Feb 2010
    07147551 ZEST PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED 05 Feb 2010
    07145278 CLOUD ASPECT LTD 03 Feb 2010
    07168992 MUGA MACHINE TOOLS LIMITED 25 Feb 2010
    07167959 CODEGLOVE LIMITED 24 Feb 2010
    07166008 NERVECENTRE SOFTWARE LTD 23 Feb 2010
    07162588 W H PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD 18 Feb 2010
    07159850 KPS KITCHENS LTD 17 Feb 2010
    07155193 SPARKLIFE LTD 11 Feb 2010
    07154639 DATA TOPOLOGY LTD 11 Feb 2010
    07154603 QICTECH UK LTD 11 Feb 2010
    07152829 NOW FLOORING LTD 10 Feb 2010
    07151011 SWEET FEET LIMITED 09 Feb 2010
    07149163 KICKSTART TENNIS LIMITED 08 Feb 2010
    07142634 HOMECARE HELPERS LTD 02 Feb 2010
    07145914 ENTERPRISE AT WORK LIMITED 04 Feb 2010