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Wokingham, Berkshire

2011 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2011 was a record year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any year in history.

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 (2011)

    2011 was a record year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 415 companies were formed in Wokingham in 2011. This total is 14.0% higher than in 2010 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 13.1% growth compared to 400,358 the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2011415452,870
    2010364400,358
    2009384362,675
    2008293349,203
    2007384457,649
    Record Year2011 (415)2007 (457,649)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 a total of 198 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 10.6% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 14.0%.

    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
    2011198224,135
    2010179196,609
    % change10.6%14.0%
    Record Year2009 (199)2011 (224,135)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    A total of 96 companies were registered in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011).

    This figure is a decrease of 2.0% versus the same period last year (Q4 2010). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 15.3% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)WokinghamUK
    201196109,623
    20109895,117
    % change-2.0%15.3%
    Record Year 2002 (100) 2011 (109,623)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2011363327
    New companies in 2010363824
    % change0.0%-13.2%12.5%
    Record Year2002 (39)2009 (38)2002 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    A total of 262 companies were dissolved in Wokingham in 2011. This total is 11.5% higher than in 2010 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 8.1% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2011262314,523
    2010235342,232
    2009372533,773
    2008181237,901
    2007198220,295
    Record Year2009 (372)2009 (533,773)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 a total of 120 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 5.3% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -7.5%.

    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
    2011120152,213
    2010114164,601
    % change5.3%-7.5%
    Record Year2009 (169)2009 (244,537)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    A total of 68 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011).

    This figure is an increase of 41.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2010). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 4.0% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)WokinghamUK
    20116879,983
    20104876,896
    % change41.7%4.0%
    Record Year 2009 (75) 2009 (85,136)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2011172427
    Closed companies in 201019236
    % change-10.5%4.3%350%
    Record Year2009 (26)2009 (27)2000 (43)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    A total of 153 companies were added to the company register for Wokingham in 2011. This number represents growth of 42.0% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 34.6%.

    This number is 24 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
    2011153138,347
    201012958,126
    200912-171,098
    2008112111,302
    2007186237,354
    Record Year2007 (186)2003 (242,543)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    In the second half of 2011 the company register for Wokingham increased by 78 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    20117871,922
    20106532,008
    Record Year2002 (97)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2011 (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011) was 28 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)WokinghamUK
    20112829,640
    20105018,221
    Record Year 2002 (52) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 20111990
    Net growth in 2010171518
    Record Year2008 (34)2006 (25)2010 (18)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    In 2011 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2010 when Wokingham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1969 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2011 - Dec 2011)Wokingham
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    20070.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1964 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2011)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20100.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-13.1%-26.0%-0.2%
    Record Year1965 (0.4%)1973 (0.4%)1964 (0.4%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    The average age of a director in 2011 was 44.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2011 was 43.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 43.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2011)

    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 2011 was 30.3%. The average for the UK during this time was 28.6%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2011)

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

    31.4% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second half of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2011)

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

    31.3% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the fourth quarter of 2011 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.3% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.31%CONSULTING5.07%
    CONSULTANCY2.31%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    MANAGEMENT1.15%CONSULTANCY3.26%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.86%PROPERTY2.37%
    ASSOCIATES0.72%TRADING2.07%
    SOFTWARE0.72%DESIGN1.92%
    PLUMBING0.58%ASSOCIATES1.86%
    CARS0.58%ENGINEERING1.78%
    S0.58%BUSINESS1.78%
    CONSULTANTS0.58%CONSULTANTS1.76%
    PARTNERS0.58%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    WOKINGHAM0.58%MEDIA1.71%
    INVESTMENTS0.58%LONDON1.63%
    D0.43%J1.51%
    HOUSE0.43%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    PROPERTIES0.43%GLOBAL1.46%
    KRUG0.43%IT1.41%
    CONSTRUCTION0.43%CARE1.39%
    HOME0.43%PROPERTIES1.29%
    SPECIALIST0.43%ELECTRICAL1.29%
    SOLAR0.43%M1.27%
    SYSTEMS0.43%BUILDING1.26%
    MAINTENANCE0.43%ENERGY1.25%
    PROFESSIONAL0.43%S1.20%
    ENERGY0.43%ENTERPRISES1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied138205,525
    7487 - Other business activities4857,052
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4417,765
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities3812,072
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3132,483
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2913,034
    9999 - Dormant Company2320,199
    62090 - Other information technology service activities167,493
    7260 - Other computer related activities157,667
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply147,398
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities103,633
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified108,671
    9305 - Other service activities109,492
    99999 - Dormant Company1021,846
    62012 - Business and domestic software development93,714
    74990 - Non-trading company78,929
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified711,768
    5530 - Restaurants65,013
    7499 - Non-trading company69,957
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets52,699

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07834969 KR COMMS LTD. 04 Nov 2011
    07836620 GILLOT DESIGN LIMITED 07 Nov 2011
    07841549 SIDE AFFECTS LIMITED 10 Nov 2011
    07846336 MATERIALS RISK LTD 14 Nov 2011
    07848812 AVA DIRECT LTD 16 Nov 2011
    07851129 SAMUCA LTD 17 Nov 2011
    07852718 KNOWLEDGESOURCEHR UK LTD 18 Nov 2011
    07860472 IWK (UK) LIMITED 25 Nov 2011
    07860651 JFP CONSULTING (UK) LTD 25 Nov 2011
    07860677 ROSSITER PUBS LIMITED 25 Nov 2011
    07862153 CLEAN MY HOUSE EUROPE LIMITED 28 Nov 2011
    07863029 CAPTIVE VISION CONSULTANCY LIMITED 28 Nov 2011
    07863564 CDI EQUINE REPRODUCTION LTD 29 Nov 2011
    07864185 E CUBED ENGINEERING LIMITED 29 Nov 2011
    07831134 SCORECUBED LIMITED 01 Nov 2011
    07832887 ASCOT COMMUNICATIONS LTD 02 Nov 2011
    07839218 WINNERSH CONSULTING LIMITED 08 Nov 2011
    07841372 NOUN MEDIA LTD 09 Nov 2011
    07845462 HAPPYEVERAFTER LTD 11 Nov 2011
    07847243 RIB AND CRUISER CHARTER LTD 14 Nov 2011
    07852803 SYMSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES UK LTD 18 Nov 2011
    07859352 LUXIT LTD. 24 Nov 2011
    07861141 ALIVE IT CONSULTANCY LTD 25 Nov 2011
    07864725 RUPAK IT SERVICES LIMITED 29 Nov 2011
    07865522 BLI SERVICES (UK) LIMITED 30 Nov 2011