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Wokingham, Berkshire

2011 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q2 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q2.
  • May 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous May.
  • June 2011 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous June.
  • April 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous April.

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 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 a total of 217 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 17.3% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 12.3%.

    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
    2011217228,735
    2010185203,749
    % change17.3%12.3%
    Record Year2007 (224)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    Q2 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q2.

    A total of 107 companies were registered in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2011 (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 11.5% versus the same period last year (Q2 2010). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 13.9% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)WokinghamUK
    2011107112,344
    20109698,612
    % change11.5%13.9%
    Record Year 2011 (107) 2011 (112,344)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    May 2011 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous May.

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2011353933
    New companies in 2010402531
    % change-12.5%56.0%6.5%
    Record Year2005 (43)2011 (39)2003 (38)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 a total of 142 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 17.4% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -8.6%.

    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
    2011142162,310
    2010121177,631
    % change17.4%-8.6%
    Record Year2009 (203)2009 (289,236)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    A total of 76 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2011 (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 13.4% versus the same period last year (Q2 2010). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 24.9% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)WokinghamUK
    20117671,324
    20106794,954
    % change13.4%-24.9%
    Record Year 2009 (122) 2009 (181,176)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    June 2011 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous June.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 201173831
    Closed companies in 2010153121
    % change-53.3%22.6%48%
    Record Year2009 (29)2009 (68)2011 (31)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 the company register for Wokingham increased by 75 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    20117566,425
    20106426,118
    Record Year2003 (118)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the second quarter of 2011 (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011) was 31 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)WokinghamUK
    20113141,020
    2010293,658
    Record Year 2002 (64) 2003 (69,274)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    April 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous April.

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 20112812
    Net growth in 201025-610
    Record Year2011 (28)2004 (29)2002 (24)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    In the first half of 2011 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2010 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1961 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2011 - Jun 2011)Wokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-15.3%23.0%-5.7%
    Record Year1965 (0.3%)1969 (0.6%)1961 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2011 was 45.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2011 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2011)

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

    32.5% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first half of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2011)

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

    33.9% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.11%CONSULTING5.09%
    MANAGEMENT1.63%MANAGEMENT4.86%
    CONSULTANCY1.48%CONSULTANCY3.17%
    ASSOCIATES1.04%PROPERTY2.43%
    MARKETING0.74%TRADING2.05%
    TECHNOLOGY0.59%DESIGN1.94%
    IT0.59%ASSOCIATES1.92%
    SOFTWARE0.59%BUSINESS1.87%
    PROJECTS0.59%CONSTRUCTION1.77%
    CLEAN0.59%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    ENTERPRISES0.59%MEDIA1.73%
    ECO0.44%ENGINEERING1.67%
    JUST0.44%LONDON1.60%
    PARTNERS0.44%GLOBAL1.46%
    BUSINESS0.44%J1.44%
    TRADE0.44%CARE1.44%
    PARTNERSHIP0.44%INVESTMENTS1.42%
    B0.44%IT1.39%
    KRUG0.44%BUILDING1.32%
    GLOBAL0.44%PROPERTIES1.31%
    SPARKLE0.44%ELECTRICAL1.30%
    INTERNATIONAL0.44%M1.27%
    ENTERTAINMENT0.44%S1.23%
    S0.44%ENTERPRISES1.20%
    D0.44%SYSTEMS1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied122202,072
    7487 - Other business activities4660,758
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4216,419
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities4110,545
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3130,647
    9999 - Dormant Company2520,111
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2213,053
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply197,143
    7260 - Other computer related activities147,849
    62090 - Other information technology service activities147,095
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified117,835
    99999 - Dormant Company1018,918
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities103,394
    62012 - Business and domestic software development93,262
    9305 - Other service activities99,063
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering85,928
    7415 - Holding companies including head offices81,771
    7499 - Non-trading company710,955
    5530 - Restaurants65,086
    68320 - Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis53,095

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07615528 TWENTYBIT LIMITED 27 Apr 2011
    07614234 SHOTTER INVESTMENTS LIMITED 26 Apr 2011
    07606493 JOMOVAL LTD 15 Apr 2011
    07604661 OWEN WEST & MCGREGOR LIMITED 14 Apr 2011
    07599004 REDWING FARM MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED 11 Apr 2011
    07598490 CHECKPRO LTD 11 Apr 2011
    07595720 MARKETECC LTD 07 Apr 2011
    07594223 CLEAN ZONE CARPET CLEANING LTD 06 Apr 2011
    07591988 COUNTRY DRY CLEANERS (BERKSHIRE) LTD 05 Apr 2011
    07618001 STUART CHARTERS LIMITED 28 Apr 2011
    07617735 KEREN FRASER LIMITED 28 Apr 2011
    07615440 SQUARE PEG RECRUITMENT CENTRAL SOUTH LTD 27 Apr 2011
    07615093 KRUGG APPAREL CONSULTANCY LIMITED 27 Apr 2011
    07614156 KRUG KIDS LIMITED 26 Apr 2011
    07612544 THE CONSULTANTS HUB LIMITED 21 Apr 2011
    07609591 LOC I.T. SOLUTIONS LIMITED 19 Apr 2011
    07609439 PROBREED LTD 19 Apr 2011
    07608280 IPSECPRO LTD 18 Apr 2011
    07607189 POSH PEBBLES LIMITED 18 Apr 2011
    07605940 CAROLINE SCOTT LIMITED 15 Apr 2011
    07603706 BASE TRAVEL SERVICES LTD 14 Apr 2011
    07602282 BBH LAND LTD 13 Apr 2011
    07598827 MANNAH GRATO LIMITED 11 Apr 2011
    07597066 SIMPLE RECRUITMENT SERVICES LIMITED 08 Apr 2011
    07594748 GETSME LTD 06 Apr 2011