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Wokingham, Berkshire

Q1 2012 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 2012)

    A total of 106 companies were registered in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 3.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2011). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 13.0% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)WokinghamUK
    2012106131,491
    2011110116,391
    % change-3.6%13.0%
    Record Year 2007 (143) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2012343636
    New companies in 2011393140
    % change-12.8%16.1%-10.0%
    Record Year2009 (40)2007 (44)2007 (61)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    A total of 52 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 21.2% versus the same period last year (Q1 2011). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 25.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)WokinghamUK
    20125267,576
    20116690,987
    % change-21.2%-25.7%
    Record Year 2001 (103) 2009 (108,065)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2012161818
    Closed companies in 2011281226
    % change-42.9%50.0%-31%
    Record Year2001 (58)2008 (27)2009 (54)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012) was 54 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)WokinghamUK
    20125463,915
    20114425,404
    Record Year 2007 (86) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2012181818
    Net growth in 2011111914
    Record Year2009 (26)2007 (30)2007 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    In the first quarter of 2012, Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)Wokingham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1970 (0.4%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-25.2%-0.7%-15.8%
    Record Year1965 (0.6%)1970 (0.9%)1985 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2012 was 45.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.7% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

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

    31.2% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.2% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2011-Mar 2012)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.10%CONSULTING5.07%
    CONSULTANCY2.25%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.99%CONSULTANCY3.30%
    INVESTMENTS0.85%PROPERTY2.37%
    ASSOCIATES0.70%TRADING2.07%
    MANAGEMENT0.70%DESIGN1.93%
    PROPERTY0.56%ENGINEERING1.86%
    PARTNERS0.56%ASSOCIATES1.84%
    HOUSE0.56%CONSULTANTS1.79%
    CONSULTANTS0.56%BUSINESS1.73%
    LAND0.56%MEDIA1.72%
    IT0.56%CONSTRUCTION1.72%
    CARS0.56%LONDON1.66%
    DESIGN0.56%J1.54%
    BERKSHIRE0.42%INVESTMENTS1.51%
    KRUG0.42%GLOBAL1.50%
    RESEARCH0.42%IT1.40%
    ALIVE0.42%CARE1.34%
    SPECIALIST0.42%PROPERTIES1.31%
    S0.42%ELECTRICAL1.27%
    COMPLIANCE0.42%M1.27%
    JUST0.42%BUILDING1.24%
    FINANCIAL0.42%ENERGY1.20%
    MY0.42%S1.20%
    TECHNOLOGY0.42%ENTERPRISES1.19%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied142216,665
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management5419,704
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities4214,303
    7487 - Other business activities4252,735
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3035,233
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2912,113
    9999 - Dormant Company2318,617
    62090 - Other information technology service activities218,145
    7260 - Other computer related activities147,154
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply126,934
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified119,892
    99999 - Dormant Company1125,084
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities104,132
    62012 - Business and domestic software development104,356
    9305 - Other service activities108,818
    74990 - Non-trading company89,729
    7499 - Non-trading company69,102
    98000 - Residents property management63,050
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified613,637
    5530 - Restaurants64,633

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07895356 HARDCOATING TECHNOLOGIES EUROPE LIMITED 03 Jan 2012
    07898235 1ST STOP MINIBUS AND COACHES LIMITED 05 Jan 2012
    07903641 DIVINE INTEGRATION LTD. 10 Jan 2012
    07904222 SJ HARRIS JOINERY LIMITED 10 Jan 2012
    07906853 PG0212 LIMITED 12 Jan 2012
    07910150 GRAIL ENTERPRISES LTD 16 Jan 2012
    07917472 RISK AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES LIMITED 20 Jan 2012
    07919110 PEAK ACHIEVEMENTS LIMITED 23 Jan 2012
    07923674 MH MOTOR EXPERTS LTD 25 Jan 2012
    07924077 SKYE LIBBY FOUNDATION 25 Jan 2012
    07926448 DINTON SERVICES LIMITED 27 Jan 2012
    07928390 JULES B PROMOTIONS LIMITED 30 Jan 2012
    07930304 DISCOVER SOUTH AMERICA LTD 31 Jan 2012
    07930311 ENVEE MEDIA LIMITED 31 Jan 2012
    OC371533 CARE HEALTH & WELLBEING LLP 18 Jan 2012
    07895397 NICOMMS LTD 03 Jan 2012
    07896231 THE TROLLEYBUS MUSEUM COMPANY LIMITED 04 Jan 2012
    07898252 MAO LTD 05 Jan 2012
    07904857 BERKSHIRE LAND AND ENERGY LIMITED 10 Jan 2012
    07910561 LIVING INSTALLATIONS LIMITED 16 Jan 2012
    07914889 OAKHOUSE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 18 Jan 2012
    07915070 EVERYTHINGAUTOMOTIVE LTD 18 Jan 2012
    07922224 SP & N INVESTMENTS LIMITED 24 Jan 2012
    07925231 ECOSAGACITY LTD 26 Jan 2012
    07927871 SPRINGBOARD ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATES LTD 30 Jan 2012