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Wokingham, Berkshire

2012 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • May 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous May.

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 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 a total of 212 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 2.3% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 10.7%.

    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
    2012212253,150
    2011217228,735
    % change-2.3%10.7%
    Record Year2007 (224)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    A total of 106 companies were registered in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 0.9% versus the same period last year (Q2 2011). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.3% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)WokinghamUK
    2012106121,659
    2011107112,344
    % change-0.9%8.3%
    Record Year 2011 (107) 2012 (121,659)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    May 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous May.

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2012364030
    New companies in 2011353933
    % change2.9%2.6%-9.1%
    Record Year2005 (43)2012 (40)2003 (38)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 a total of 129 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 9.2% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -8.9%.

    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
    2012129147,793
    2011142162,310
    % change-9.2%-8.9%
    Record Year2009 (203)2009 (289,236)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    A total of 77 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 1.3% versus the same period last year (Q2 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 12.5% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)WokinghamUK
    20127780,218
    20117671,324
    % change1.3%12.5%
    Record Year 2009 (122) 2009 (181,177)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2012153428
    Closed companies in 201173831
    % change114.3%-10.5%-10%
    Record Year2009 (29)2009 (68)2011 (31)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 the company register for Wokingham increased by 83 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    201283105,357
    20117566,425
    Record Year2003 (118)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012) was 29 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)WokinghamUK
    20122941,441
    20113141,020
    Record Year 2002 (64) 2003 (69,274)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 20122162
    Net growth in 20112812
    Record Year2011 (28)2004 (29)2002 (24)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2011 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wokingham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1961 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)Wokingham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-13.4%-10.1%-3.0%
    Record Year1965 (0.3%)1969 (0.6%)1961 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2012 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.7% compared to the UK figure of 3.4%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2012 was 44.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.1% compared to the UK figure of 5.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

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

    28.1% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 23.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 1866 when 57.1% of all directors were female.

    25.3% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.31%CONSULTING5.07%
    CONSULTANCY2.21%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    IT0.97%CONSULTANCY3.28%
    MANAGEMENT0.97%PROPERTY2.35%
    BERKSHIRE0.97%TRADING2.10%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.83%DESIGN1.89%
    DIVECREW0.69%ENGINEERING1.87%
    20120.69%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    PROPERTY0.69%CONSULTANTS1.78%
    TRAINING0.69%CONSTRUCTION1.71%
    MY0.69%BUSINESS1.70%
    HEATING0.55%MEDIA1.69%
    ECO0.55%LONDON1.68%
    PLUMBING0.55%J1.57%
    S0.55%GLOBAL1.51%
    TECHNOLOGY0.55%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    DESIGN0.55%IT1.42%
    COMMUNICATIONS0.55%CARE1.31%
    INVESTMENTS0.55%PROPERTIES1.31%
    COURT0.41%M1.26%
    PRODUCTS0.41%ELECTRICAL1.23%
    BUILDING0.41%BUILDING1.23%
    LOGISTICS0.41%SECURITY1.19%
    CARS0.41%S1.18%
    MAINTENANCE0.41%ENTERPRISES1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied175244,457
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management5720,390
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities4315,280
    7487 - Other business activities3647,029
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2735,447
    7414 - Business & management consultancy2510,978
    9999 - Dormant Company2316,469
    62090 - Other information technology service activities208,258
    7260 - Other computer related activities136,456
    62012 - Business and domestic software development124,742
    99999 - Dormant Company1226,088
    7222 - Other software consultancy and supply116,356
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1010,271
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities104,295
    9305 - Other service activities87,926
    74990 - Non-trading company79,706
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified714,220
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified62,456
    5530 - Restaurants64,037
    7499 - Non-trading company58,023

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08052574 DMG CONTRACTING LIMITED 01 May 2012
    08055475 S NOONE BUILDING SERVICES LIMITED 02 May 2012
    08060521 LDW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 08 May 2012
    08061351 NBI LIMITED 09 May 2012
    08061450 LEAF STONE CONSULTING LIMITED 09 May 2012
    08062865 GABRIEL'S ANGELS LIMITED 09 May 2012
    08065041 FOUR FOUR TWO (UK) LIMITED 11 May 2012
    08075709 ABERDEEN ENGINEER AND CONSULTANCY LTD 18 May 2012
    08078068 HEATHLANDS CONSULTING LTD 22 May 2012
    08078557 CLEAN MY OFFICE (CHESTER) LIMITED 22 May 2012
    08084913 S J C CONSULTING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 28 May 2012
    08087511 ECO WORLD WASTE SOLUTIONS LTD 29 May 2012
    08087559 ECO FARMING SOLUTIONS LTD 29 May 2012
    08087738 RICE CONSULTANCY LIMITED 29 May 2012
    08061200 COLES EQUESTRIAN LTD 08 May 2012
    08077134 SERVELEC AURA LIMITED 21 May 2012
    08079485 BERKSHIRE DIVECREW TRAINING 2012 LIMITED 22 May 2012
    08079486 SURREY DIVECREW TRAINING 2012 LIMITED 22 May 2012
    08079487 CHILTERN DIVECREW TRAINING 2012 LIMITED 22 May 2012
    08080529 ADY&A LIMITED 23 May 2012
    08082948 S&R IT CONSULTING SERVICES LTD 25 May 2012
    08084593 MORDATA LIMITED 25 May 2012
    08084795 THE BERKSHIRE CHEESE COMPANY LTD 28 May 2012
    08087619 T M REGULATORY LIMITED 29 May 2012
    08091541 PLAY PLUS NETWORK LIMITED 31 May 2012