Wokingham, Berkshire

2010 Half Year 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. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2010)

    In the first half of 2010 a total of 185 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 0.0% the same as last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 11.9%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wokingham occurred in 2007 when a total of 224 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    2010185203,749
    2009185182,021
    % change0.0%11.9%
    Record Year2007 (224)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2010)

    A total of 96 companies were registered in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2010 (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010).

    This figure is an increase of 37.1% versus the same period last year (Q2 2009). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.4% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010)WokinghamUK
    20109698,612
    20097090,987
    % change37.1%8.4%
    Record Year 2003 (102) 2007 (112,283)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2010)

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2010402531
    New companies in 2009193219
    % change110.5%-21.9%63.2%
    Record Year2005 (43)2004 (38)2003 (38)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2010)

    In the first half of 2010 a total of 121 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 40.4% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -38.6%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wokingham occurred in 2009 when a total of 203 were closed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    2010121177,631
    2009203289,236
    % change-40.4%-38.6%
    Record Year2009 (203)2009 (289,236)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2010)

    A total of 67 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2010 (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 45.1% versus the same period last year (Q2 2009). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 47.6% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010)WokinghamUK
    20106794,954
    2009122181,176
    % change-45.1%-47.6%
    Record Year 2009 (122) 2009 (181,176)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2010)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2010153121
    Closed companies in 2009296825
    % change-48.3%-54.4%-16%
    Record Year2009 (29)2009 (68)2009 (25)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2010)

    In the first half of 2010 the company register for Wokingham increased by 64 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    20106426,118
    2009-18-107,215
    Record Year2003 (118)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2010)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the second quarter of 2010 (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010) was 29 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010)WokinghamUK
    2010293,658
    2009-52-90,189
    Record Year 2002 (64) 2003 (69,274)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2010)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 201025-610
    Net growth in 2009-10-36-6
    Record Year2005 (26)2004 (29)2002 (24)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2010)

    In the first half of 2010 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2009 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1961 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2010)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2010 - Jun 2010)Wokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2010)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20090.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change93.5%-25.6%46.8%
    Record Year1965 (0.3%)1969 (0.6%)1961 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2010)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2010 was 45.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 1.8% compared to the UK figure of 2.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.7%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2010)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2010 was 45.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.4% compared to the UK figure of 2.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2010)

    The record first half year for female directors in Wokingham was 1857 when 40.0% of all directors were female.

    28.8% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first half of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 24.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2010)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 1866 when 66.7% of all directors were female.

    29.8% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second quarter of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.17%MANAGEMENT5.01%
    AIM1.43%CONSULTING4.79%
    MANAGEMENT1.43%CONSULTANCY3.02%
    CONSULTANTS1.27%PROPERTY2.40%
    CREATIVE1.11%ASSOCIATES2.02%
    CONSULTANCY0.95%TRADING2.01%
    ENTERPRISES0.95%DESIGN1.91%
    ASSOCIATES0.95%CONSTRUCTION1.85%
    SYSTEMS0.95%MEDIA1.80%
    DESIGN0.95%BUSINESS1.75%
    MARKETING0.79%CONSULTANTS1.71%
    I0.79%INTERNATIONAL1.59%
    IT0.79%ENGINEERING1.56%
    CONSTRUCTION0.79%LONDON1.52%
    MEDIA0.79%INVESTMENTS1.49%
    BUSINESS0.79%J1.46%
    PROPERTIES0.63%CARE1.41%
    GROUP0.63%GLOBAL1.39%
    SOFTWARE0.63%PROPERTIES1.35%
    ENERGY0.63%BUILDING1.33%
    TECHNICAL0.48%M1.29%
    (BERKSHIRE)0.48%IT1.28%
    B0.48%ELECTRICAL1.27%
    HOLDINGS0.48%GROUP1.25%
    FITNESS0.48%DEVELOPMENTS1.25%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied97207,125
    7487 - Other business activities5468,525
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3713,490
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3325,942
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities288,590
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply238,285
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2214,598
    7260 - Other computer related activities179,122
    62090 - Other information technology service activities145,854
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities132,916
    9999 - Dormant Company1119,842
    9305 - Other service activities118,822
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified116,684
    98000 - Residents property management83,540
    7499 - Non-trading company813,997
    9800 - Residents Property Management82,100
    6523 - Other financial intermediation72,517
    99999 - Dormant Company714,342
    7415 - Holding companies including head offices72,198
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering68,262

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07239925 POSTAL BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED 30 Apr 2010
    07237896 YANKEE CENTRAL RETAIL LIMITED 28 Apr 2010
    07236466 ASTONTECH FOODS LIMITED 27 Apr 2010
    07233867 MILK MILK LTD 23 Apr 2010
    07232160 SECURE MERCHANDISE DISPLAYS LIMITED 22 Apr 2010
    07231383 IT COLLABORATION LIMITED 22 Apr 2010
    07231220 CAFFE-BAR-GELATO LIMITED 22 Apr 2010
    07227705 FRS ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY LIMITED 19 Apr 2010
    07221051 W.M.M.O. COMPANY LTD 13 Apr 2010
    07216788 SURPLUS EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE LIMITED 08 Apr 2010
    07216229 TONY CORREALE AUTOS LTD 08 Apr 2010
    07211200 MILLS CARS LIMITED 01 Apr 2010
    07240907 RETURN ON IT LTD 30 Apr 2010
    07239893 HUBCODEZ LIMITED 30 Apr 2010
    07239655 THE APPZ FACTORY LIMITED 29 Apr 2010
    07239522 SWANSTAR FOODS LIMITED 29 Apr 2010
    07235907 VALAPPIL LIMITED 27 Apr 2010
    07226523 EMEA SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 17 Apr 2010
    07226157 ANELVEY MARKETING LIMITED 16 Apr 2010
    07224422 CARTER CONSTRUCTION WOKINGHAM LTD 15 Apr 2010
    07223015 COULS COMMERCIALS LTD 14 Apr 2010
    07218624 NUMERIC TECHNOLOGIES LTD 09 Apr 2010
    07213342 STEVEN & ASSOCIATES LTD 06 Apr 2010
    07212096 SARAH LEWIS CREATIVE LIMITED 06 Apr 2010
    07210924 TASTE EVENTS BERKSHIRE LTD 01 Apr 2010