Wokingham, Berkshire

2010 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • November 2010 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous November.
  • December 2010 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous December.

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 (2010)

    A total of 364 companies were formed in Wokingham in 2010. This total is 5.2% lower than in 2009 and compares poorly to the UK figure of a 10.4% growth compared to 362,675 the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2010364400,358
    2009384362,675
    2008293349,203
    2007384457,649
    2006312405,440
    Record Year2009 (384)2007 (457,649)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    In the second half of 2010 a total of 179 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 10.1% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 8.8%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wokingham occurred in 2009 when a total of 199 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    2010179196,609
    2009199180,654
    % change-10.1%8.8%
    Record Year2009 (199)2003 (201,446)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    A total of 98 companies were registered in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010).

    This figure is an increase of 11.4% versus the same period last year (Q4 2009). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.6% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)WokinghamUK
    20109895,117
    20098885,983
    % change11.4%10.6%
    Record Year 2002 (100) 2010 (95,117)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    November 2010 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous November.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2010363824
    New companies in 2009293821
    % change24.1%0.0%14.3%
    Record Year2002 (39)2009 (38)2002 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    A total of 235 companies were dissolved in Wokingham in 2010. This total is 36.8% lower than in 2009 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 35.9% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2010235342,232
    2009372533,773
    2008181237,901
    2007198220,295
    2006197200,166
    Record Year2009 (372)2009 (533,773)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    In the second half of 2010 a total of 114 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 32.5% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -32.7%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wokingham occurred in 2009 when a total of 169 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    2010114164,601
    2009169244,537
    % change-32.5%-32.7%
    Record Year2009 (169)2009 (244,537)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    A total of 48 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010).

    This figure is a decrease of 36.0% versus the same period last year (Q4 2009). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 9.7% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)WokinghamUK
    20104876,896
    20097585,136
    % change-36.0%-9.7%
    Record Year 2009 (75) 2009 (85,136)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 201019236
    Closed companies in 2009262722
    % change-26.9%-14.8%-73%
    Record Year2009 (26)2009 (27)2000 (43)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    A total of 129 companies were added to the company register for Wokingham in 2010. This number represents growth of 33.6% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 16.0%.

    This number is 117 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2007 when the Wokingham company register grew by 186 companies.

    YearWokinghamUK
    201012958,126
    200912-171,098
    2008112111,302
    2007186237,354
    2006115205,274
    Record Year2007 (186)2003 (242,543)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    In the second half of 2010 the company register for Wokingham increased by 65 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    20106532,008
    200930-63,883
    Record Year2002 (97)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010) was 50 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)WokinghamUK
    20105018,221
    200913847
    Record Year 2002 (52) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    December 2010 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous December.

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2010171518
    Net growth in 2009311-1
    Record Year2008 (34)2006 (25)2002 (18)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    In 2010 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2009 when Wokingham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1969 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)Wokingham
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    20060.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1964 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2010)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20090.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change8.7%-10.7%8.7%
    Record Year1965 (0.4%)1973 (0.4%)1964 (0.4%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    The average age of a director in 2010 was 46.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.5% compared to the UK figure of 2.5%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2010 was 46.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.3% compared to the UK figure of 2.8%.

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

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 46.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2010)

    The record year for female directors in Wokingham was 1857 when 36.4% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Wokingham in 2010 was 24.8%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.2%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2010)

    The record second half year for female directors in Wokingham was 1860 when 42.9% of all directors were female.

    30.4% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second half of 2010 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.0% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2010)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 1977 when 31.1% of all directors were female.

    32.7% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the fourth 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 (Dec 2009-Dec 2010)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.80%CONSULTING5.06%
    IT1.40%MANAGEMENT5.01%
    MANAGEMENT1.40%CONSULTANCY3.14%
    CONSULTANCY1.24%PROPERTY2.36%
    ASSOCIATES1.09%TRADING2.11%
    CREATIVE0.93%ASSOCIATES1.95%
    B0.78%DESIGN1.92%
    ENGINEERING0.78%BUSINESS1.82%
    MARKETING0.78%CONSTRUCTION1.82%
    BUSINESS0.62%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    PROJECTS0.62%MEDIA1.71%
    I0.62%ENGINEERING1.62%
    HOLDINGS0.47%LONDON1.60%
    ECO0.47%CARE1.45%
    BERKELEY0.47%INVESTMENTS1.44%
    SOFTWARE0.47%GLOBAL1.43%
    PROPERTIES0.47%J1.42%
    CLEAN0.47%IT1.41%
    PROPERTY0.47%PROPERTIES1.34%
    SPARKLE0.47%INTERNATIONAL1.34%
    INTERNATIONAL0.47%BUILDING1.34%
    ELECTRICAL0.47%M1.30%
    CHANGE0.31%ELECTRICAL1.25%
    MILK0.31%SYSTEMS1.24%
    FLOORING0.31%S1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied113199,572
    7487 - Other business activities4963,348
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4014,505
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities339,177
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3327,550
    9999 - Dormant Company2720,144
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply237,298
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2213,474
    62090 - Other information technology service activities166,330
    7260 - Other computer related activities168,089
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities133,088
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering96,598
    7499 - Non-trading company912,000
    9305 - Other service activities98,858
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified97,088
    99999 - Dormant Company916,285
    7415 - Holding companies including head offices81,851
    62012 - Business and domestic software development72,858
    98000 - Residents property management63,235
    74990 - Non-trading company68,243

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07455318 PANELCRAFT ACCIDENT REPAIR LTD 30 Nov 2010
    07454846 ENERSEL LIMITED 30 Nov 2010
    07453851 WOODBANK (KIRTLINGTON) MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED 29 Nov 2010
    07453780 BROOKFIELD FURNITURE LTD 29 Nov 2010
    07448117 MEGA ELECTRICAL LIMITED 23 Nov 2010
    07448064 SHORT MOUNTAIN CONSULTING LIMITED 23 Nov 2010
    07447791 CLEAN MY OFFICE (BERKSHIRE) LIMITED 23 Nov 2010
    07447765 CLEAN MY SCHOOL LIMITED 23 Nov 2010
    07447244 IMPACT FOOD PACKAGING LIMITED 22 Nov 2010
    07446389 SPARCLEAN CLEANING SERVICES LTD 22 Nov 2010
    07446070 PINK BUZZ LIMITED 22 Nov 2010
    07439690 SPARKLE GLOBAL FOOTBALL LTD 15 Nov 2010
    07439684 SPARKLE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED 15 Nov 2010
    07439633 SPARKLE MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED 15 Nov 2010
    07435588 CHOISYA LIMITED 10 Nov 2010
    07433736 KAHARA LTD 09 Nov 2010
    07429553 TACTICAL ADVANCE (UK) LIMITED 04 Nov 2010
    OC359351 PIPEVIEW LLP 08 Nov 2010
    07454231 ADB PC SOLUTIONS LTD 29 Nov 2010
    07452808 A ENGLISH LIMITED 26 Nov 2010
    07451889 SEESAW CONSULTING LIMITED 25 Nov 2010
    07450281 A C YOUNG AND SON LIMITED 24 Nov 2010
    07445004 CW ACCOUNTANTS LIMITED 19 Nov 2010
    07444989 CODEPIXEL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 19 Nov 2010
    07437090 ALLSPARK CONSULTING LTD 11 Nov 2010