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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
    07758427 CENTRILOGIC LTD 01 Sep 2011
    07760313 SOMCUB LIMITED 02 Sep 2011
    07760687 CALIFORNIA DREAMING CAFE LIMITED 02 Sep 2011
    07764601 MY LITTLE TREASURE LTD 06 Sep 2011
    07766057 XL SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 07 Sep 2011
    07766362 BOWARD COMPUTER SERVICES LIMITED 07 Sep 2011
    07764179 SDSR ENGINEERING LTD 06 Sep 2011
    07765343 ROB CHAMBERS ASSOCIATES LIMITED 07 Sep 2011
    07773501 CHOCOLATE BOX BOUTIQUE LTD 14 Sep 2011
    07774133 CREATOGRAPHY LTD 14 Sep 2011
    07774650 XS INDUSTRIES LTD 15 Sep 2011
    07774845 HIDDEN DETAIL LTD 15 Sep 2011
    07776440 SAYERS CONSTRUCTION LTD 16 Sep 2011
    07780550 COURTNEY BODYWORKS LIMITED 20 Sep 2011
    07790281 GEMINI 2 JUPITER LIMITED 28 Sep 2011
    07790975 WINGROVE HUGHES EDWARDS LIMITED 28 Sep 2011
    07793722 BERRYBRIDGE STEEL LTD 30 Sep 2011
    07764036 MRS HUDSON'S CLEANING SERVICES LIMITED 06 Sep 2011
    07764482 ALPINE CLEANING & MAINTENANCE LIMITED 06 Sep 2011
    07765152 INFINITUM INDUSTRIES LIMITED 07 Sep 2011
    07769650 BETHAN OWEN LIMITED 12 Sep 2011
    07771949 K S M SPECIALIST CARS LTD 13 Sep 2011
    07781492 KOOGATREE LIMITED 21 Sep 2011
    07782984 ALTERNATIVES (GB) LIMITED 22 Sep 2011
    07785209 BEAU MCCLELLAN DESIGN UK LIMITED 23 Sep 2011