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Wokingham, Berkshire

Q1 2011 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 2011)

    A total of 110 companies were registered in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2011 (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 23.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2010). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)WokinghamUK
    2011110116,391
    201089105,137
    % change23.6%10.7%
    Record Year 2007 (143) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2011393140
    New companies in 2010192743
    % change105.3%14.8%-7.0%
    Record Year2009 (40)2007 (44)2007 (61)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    A total of 66 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2011 (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 22.2% versus the same period last year (Q1 2010). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.0% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)WokinghamUK
    20116690,986
    20105482,677
    % change22.2%10.0%
    Record Year 2001 (103) 2009 (108,060)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2011281226
    Closed companies in 2010151524
    % change86.7%-20.0%8%
    Record Year2001 (58)2008 (27)2009 (54)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the first quarter of 2011 (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011) was 44 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)WokinghamUK
    20114425,405
    20103522,460
    Record Year 2007 (86) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2011111914
    Net growth in 201041219
    Record Year2009 (26)2007 (30)2007 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    In the first quarter of 2011, Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2011 - Mar 2011)Wokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1970 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change77.0%1.0%-11.2%
    Record Year1965 (0.6%)1970 (0.9%)1985 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2011 was 45.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 1.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2011)

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

    30.9% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2010-Mar 2011)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.45%CONSULTING5.04%
    MANAGEMENT1.35%MANAGEMENT4.97%
    CONSULTANCY1.20%CONSULTANCY3.16%
    ASSOCIATES1.20%PROPERTY2.38%
    IT1.05%TRADING2.10%
    MARKETING0.90%DESIGN1.93%
    ENGINEERING0.75%ASSOCIATES1.92%
    CREATIVE0.75%BUSINESS1.87%
    BUSINESS0.75%CONSTRUCTION1.80%
    RETAIL0.60%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    INTERNATIONAL0.60%MEDIA1.69%
    PROJECTS0.60%ENGINEERING1.61%
    ENTERPRISES0.60%LONDON1.60%
    B0.60%CARE1.45%
    SOFTWARE0.60%J1.45%
    ECO0.45%GLOBAL1.44%
    TRADING0.45%INVESTMENTS1.43%
    D0.45%IT1.41%
    TRADE0.45%PROPERTIES1.36%
    BARONET0.45%BUILDING1.34%
    CONSTRUCTION0.45%M1.30%
    WOKINGHAM0.45%ELECTRICAL1.28%
    20.45%S1.24%
    BERKELEY0.45%INTERNATIONAL1.23%
    SPARKLE0.45%SYSTEMS1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied118202,798
    7487 - Other business activities4760,968
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3810,246
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3816,150
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2830,253
    9999 - Dormant Company2719,765
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2312,916
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply207,000
    62090 - Other information technology service activities156,996
    7260 - Other computer related activities147,789
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities133,436
    7499 - Non-trading company911,316
    9305 - Other service activities98,740
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified97,788
    62012 - Business and domestic software development93,168
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering86,183
    7415 - Holding companies including head offices81,769
    99999 - Dormant Company718,336
    9800 - Residents Property Management61,503
    98000 - Residents property management63,154

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07584637 KENTICO SOFTWARE LIMITED 30 Mar 2011
    07579663 SIMPLY-FIRST E.BOOKS LTD 28 Mar 2011
    07577740 BARONET LIMITED 24 Mar 2011
    07570693 FIELD SERVICE CONSULTING SERVICES LTD 21 Mar 2011
    07570025 XRQA LTD 18 Mar 2011
    07567052 AUMSYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD 16 Mar 2011
    07562096 TORQUE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LIMITED 14 Mar 2011
    07556649 CSLA LTD 08 Mar 2011
    07554133 GLOBAL DANCE NETWORK LIMITED 07 Mar 2011
    07583940 HOTEL SENNTHUR LTD 30 Mar 2011
    07581677 CAD AND OTHER SERVICES LIMITED 29 Mar 2011
    07579192 FLUX PLUMBING LTD 25 Mar 2011
    07579068 KERONSAL CONSULTING LTD 25 Mar 2011
    07577128 SQUIRES CORPORATION LTD 24 Mar 2011
    07576344 RYA NETWORK CONSULTING LIMITED 24 Mar 2011
    07576056 NATHAN CONSULTING LIMITED 23 Mar 2011
    07575667 WOW WORKROOM LTD 23 Mar 2011
    07575161 THESPACEINBETWEEN LIMITED 23 Mar 2011
    07572844 HARLEQUIN BESPOKE LIMITED 22 Mar 2011
    07572223 GO PHYSICAL LIMITED 21 Mar 2011
    07562038 S D MORRIS CONSULTING LTD 14 Mar 2011
    07559253 KOWA OPTIMED EUROPE LTD. 10 Mar 2011
    07558039 NFE GROUP LIMITED 09 Mar 2011
    07548495 TOMAHAWK SOFTWARE LIMITED 02 Mar 2011
    07548262 CANTALOOP DIGITAL LIMITED 02 Mar 2011