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Wokingham, Berkshire

Q3 2011 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q3 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q3.

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 2011)

    A total of 102 companies were registered in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2011 (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 25.9% versus the same period last year (Q3 2010). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 12.8% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011)WokinghamUK
    2011102114,512
    201081101,492
    % change25.9%12.8%
    Record Year 2009 (111) 2011 (114,512)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2011)

    New Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    New companies in 2011383430
    New companies in 2010282231
    % change35.7%54.5%-3.2%
    Record Year2009 (45)2009 (37)2004 (34)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2011)

    A total of 52 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2011 (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011).

    This figure is a decrease of 21.2% versus the same period last year (Q3 2010). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 17.6% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011)WokinghamUK
    20115272,230
    20106687,705
    % change-21.2%-17.6%
    Record Year 2009 (94) 2009 (159,401)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2011)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Closed companies in 2011211813
    Closed companies in 2010182325
    % change16.7%-21.7%-48%
    Record Year2009 (30)2008 (43)2009 (49)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2011)

    Q3 2011 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q3.

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the third quarter of 2011 (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011) was 50 companies.

    third quarter (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011)WokinghamUK
    20115042,282
    20101513,787
    Record Year 2011 (50) 2003 (60,597)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2011)

    Net Growth by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Net growth in 2011171617
    Net growth in 201010-16
    Record Year2007 (22)2009 (22)2004 (23)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2011)

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

    third quarter (Jul 2011 - Sep 2011)Wokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1966 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change24.2%30.0%-12.6%
    Record Year1987 (0.3%)1968 (0.5%)1966 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2011)

    The average age of a director in the third quarter of 2011 was 43.2.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.5% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2011)

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

    31.5% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the third quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.0% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.99%CONSULTING5.11%
    CONSULTANCY1.99%MANAGEMENT4.75%
    MANAGEMENT1.28%CONSULTANCY3.19%
    ASSOCIATES0.85%PROPERTY2.41%
    SOFTWARE0.71%TRADING2.06%
    D0.57%DESIGN1.94%
    PLUMBING0.57%ASSOCIATES1.85%
    PARTNERS0.57%BUSINESS1.82%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.57%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    TECHNOLOGY0.57%ENGINEERING1.74%
    ENTERPRISES0.57%MEDIA1.72%
    JUST0.57%CONSTRUCTION1.72%
    CLEAN0.57%LONDON1.63%
    ENTERTAINMENT0.57%J1.47%
    KRUG0.43%GLOBAL1.46%
    K0.43%INVESTMENTS1.43%
    INVESTMENTS0.43%CARE1.42%
    CARS0.43%IT1.38%
    S0.43%BUILDING1.30%
    PROJECTS0.43%PROPERTIES1.28%
    MY0.43%ELECTRICAL1.27%
    PROFESSIONAL0.43%M1.25%
    CLEANING0.43%ENERGY1.22%
    CONSTRUCTION0.43%TRAINING1.21%
    DIGITAL0.43%S1.21%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied128204,493
    7487 - Other business activities5465,177
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities4110,137
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3815,760
    7414 - Business & management consultancy3214,755
    9999 - Dormant Company2722,587
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2729,245
    7260 - Other computer related activities188,686
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply178,345
    62090 - Other information technology service activities146,798
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified117,551
    9305 - Other service activities1010,525
    99999 - Dormant Company1018,281
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities93,271
    62012 - Business and domestic software development93,137
    7499 - Non-trading company711,543
    7415 - Holding companies including head offices71,904
    5530 - Restaurants75,640
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering76,321
    4531 - Installation electrical wiring etc.62,234

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07690957 MLM CONSULTANTS LTD 04 Jul 2011
    07691951 ITECH HOSPITALITY CONSULTING SERVICES LTD 04 Jul 2011
    07693163 PHAROS SAFETY LTD 05 Jul 2011
    07695194 STAR KITCHENS LIMITED 06 Jul 2011
    07695385 BURNWARE LIMITED 06 Jul 2011
    07695829 DREAMLAKE LIMITED 06 Jul 2011
    07697777 JOHN PALMER MAINTENANCE LTD 08 Jul 2011
    07698950 ESSEX DOMESTIC HEATING & PLUMBING LIMITED 08 Jul 2011
    07699194 ESSEX HEATING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 11 Jul 2011
    07705876 HOLSHAM LIMITED 14 Jul 2011
    07707024 DIGI-SPARK LIMITED 15 Jul 2011
    07707470 PM VENTURES LTD 18 Jul 2011
    07707722 FRESH INSPIRATION FOR FUTURE LEADERS LIMITED 18 Jul 2011
    07707883 GARDENS GREAT & SMALL LTD 18 Jul 2011
    07708990 HOLSAM LIMITED 18 Jul 2011
    07714149 BOOTH FINANCE CONSULTING LIMITED 21 Jul 2011
    OC366656 BARING HOUSE INVESTMENTS LLP 20 Jul 2011
    07689253 IROKO PROFESSIONAL LTD 01 Jul 2011
    07692381 JOHN NEATE CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD 04 Jul 2011
    07692881 CLANDON GOLF OPERATIONS LTD 05 Jul 2011
    07692904 I-BROKER LTD 05 Jul 2011
    07696705 NIKI'S ORGANIC BALMS LIMITED 07 Jul 2011
    07701447 HOME COUNTY LTD 12 Jul 2011
    07701743 ALCHEMETRICS (INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED 12 Jul 2011
    07710269 EURASIAN LINGUISTIC SERVICES LIMITED 19 Jul 2011