Wokingham, Berkshire

Q3 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 (Q3 Jul-Sep 2010)

    A total of 81 companies were registered in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2010 (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 27.0% versus the same period last year (Q3 2009). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 7.2% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010)WokinghamUK
    201081101,492
    200911194,671
    % change-27.0%7.2%
    Record Year 2009 (111) 2003 (107,203)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2010)

    New Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    New companies in 2010282231
    New companies in 2009453729
    % change-37.8%-40.5%6.9%
    Record Year2009 (45)2009 (37)2004 (34)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2010)

    A total of 66 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2010 (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 29.8% versus the same period last year (Q3 2009). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 45.0% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010)WokinghamUK
    20106687,705
    200994159,401
    % change-29.8%-45.0%
    Record Year 2009 (94) 2009 (159,401)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2010)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Closed companies in 2010182325
    Closed companies in 2009301549
    % change-40.0%53.3%-49%
    Record Year2009 (30)2008 (43)2009 (49)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2010)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the third quarter of 2010 (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010) was 15 companies.

    third quarter (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010)WokinghamUK
    20101513,787
    200917-64,730
    Record Year 2002 (45) 2003 (60,597)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2010)

    Net Growth by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Net growth in 201010-16
    Net growth in 20091522-20
    Record Year2007 (22)2009 (22)2004 (23)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2010)

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

    third quarter (Jul 2010 - Sep 2010)Wokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1966 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2010)

    Company Share by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20090.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-42.1%-46.0%2.4%
    Record Year1987 (0.3%)1968 (0.5%)1966 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2010)

    The average age of a director in the third quarter of 2010 was 46.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.6% compared to the UK figure of 2.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2010)

    The record third quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 1862 when 50.0% of all directors were female.

    27.2% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the third quarter of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.2% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.80%MANAGEMENT5.06%
    IT1.32%CONSULTING4.99%
    ASSOCIATES1.32%CONSULTANCY3.12%
    MANAGEMENT1.32%PROPERTY2.38%
    CONSULTANCY1.15%TRADING2.04%
    DESIGN1.15%ASSOCIATES2.01%
    SYSTEMS0.82%DESIGN1.93%
    MARKETING0.82%CONSTRUCTION1.86%
    CREATIVE0.82%BUSINESS1.80%
    ENGINEERING0.82%MEDIA1.75%
    CONSTRUCTION0.66%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    CARS0.66%LONDON1.59%
    BUSINESS0.66%ENGINEERING1.59%
    PROPERTIES0.66%INVESTMENTS1.49%
    I0.66%CARE1.44%
    CONSULTANTS0.66%J1.44%
    RETAIL0.49%INTERNATIONAL1.43%
    SOFTWARE0.49%GLOBAL1.42%
    ENERGY0.49%IT1.35%
    BERKELEY0.49%PROPERTIES1.35%
    MEDIA0.49%BUILDING1.32%
    GREEN0.49%ELECTRICAL1.30%
    ELECTRICAL0.49%M1.28%
    B0.49%SYSTEMS1.26%
    EUROPE0.49%S1.24%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied103202,902
    7487 - Other business activities5669,802
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3513,161
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3125,053
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities298,292
    9999 - Dormant Company2821,484
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply278,183
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2414,940
    7260 - Other computer related activities178,967
    62090 - Other information technology service activities135,716
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities132,861
    7499 - Non-trading company1113,408
    9305 - Other service activities109,454
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified106,460
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering87,634
    7415 - Holding companies including head offices82,146
    99999 - Dormant Company714,072
    9800 - Residents Property Management71,908
    98000 - Residents property management73,273
    68320 - Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis62,962

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07392150 BUILDIT CONSTRUCTION LTD 30 Sep 2010
    07390331 JS CAD CAM LTD 28 Sep 2010
    07388300 MONDIALE CHANNEL LIMITED 27 Sep 2010
    07385419 ITP MEDIA LTD 23 Sep 2010
    07381076 GREY KITE LIMITED 20 Sep 2010
    07380586 DUZZER TRANSPORT LIMITED 20 Sep 2010
    07379870 P.M. JONES LIMITED 17 Sep 2010
    07376458 HALEBOURNE ESTATES (COACH HOUSE) LIMITED 15 Sep 2010
    07373855 THE GRANGE CENTRE LTD 13 Sep 2010
    07371833 LORCON LIMITED 10 Sep 2010
    07369413 S GURNEY AND COMPANY LTD 08 Sep 2010
    07364833 LIFE'S LITTLE BUGS LTD 03 Sep 2010
    07364095 HORIZON EVENTS LIMITED 02 Sep 2010
    07362717 SEW COUTURE LTD 01 Sep 2010
    07386731 USE A FRANCHISE LIMITED 24 Sep 2010
    07382249 SKINNY SOLUTIONS LTD 21 Sep 2010
    07378409 VJR COSMETIC CLINIC LIMITED 16 Sep 2010
    07376476 FPG SOLUTIONS LIMITED 15 Sep 2010
    07376202 PURFFECT PROJECTS LTD 14 Sep 2010
    07374891 EVOLVE FACILITIES MAINTENANCE LTD 14 Sep 2010
    07371461 3DR ARCHITECTS LIMITED 09 Sep 2010
    07369711 FLOYD MARKETING LIMITED 08 Sep 2010
    07367107 BEAUMONT HILLS LIMITED 06 Sep 2010
    07364813 ALAN MOLE SERVICES LIMITED 03 Sep 2010
    07361610 SILVER MOUNTAIN VENTURES LIMITED 01 Sep 2010