Wokingham, Berkshire

2012 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q4.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous October.

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 (2012)

    A total of 381 companies were formed in Wokingham in 2012. This total is 8.2% lower than in 2011 and compares poorly to the UK figure of a 8.6% growth compared to 452,870 the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2012381491,893
    2011415452,870
    2010364400,358
    2009384362,675
    2008293349,203
    Record Year2011 (415)2012 (491,893)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 169 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 14.6% lower than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 6.5%.

    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
    2012169238,743
    2011198224,135
    % change-14.6%6.5%
    Record Year2009 (199)2012 (238,743)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    A total of 80 companies were registered in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 16.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 9.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)WokinghamUK
    201280119,875
    201196109,623
    % change-16.7%9.4%
    Record Year 2002 (100) 2012 (119,875)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2012372716
    New companies in 2011363327
    % change2.8%-18.2%-40.7%
    Record Year2002 (39)2010 (38)2002 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 295 companies were dissolved in Wokingham in 2012. This total is 12.6% higher than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2012295293,728
    2011262314,524
    2010235342,233
    2009372533,787
    2008181237,873
    Record Year2009 (372)2009 (533,787)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 166 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 38.3% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of -4.1%.

    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
    2012166145,934
    2011120152,213
    % change38.3%-4.1%
    Record Year2009 (169)2009 (244,543)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 82 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 20.6% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 12.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)WokinghamUK
    20128270,026
    20116879,983
    % change20.6%-12.4%
    Record Year 2012 (82) 2009 (85,139)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    October 2012 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous October.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2012452017
    Closed companies in 2011172427
    % change164.7%-16.7%-37%
    Record Year2012 (45)2009 (27)2000 (43)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 86 companies were added to the company register for Wokingham in 2012. This number represents growth of 20.7% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 43.8%.

    This number is 67 companies lower 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
    201286198,165
    2011153138,346
    201012958,125
    200912-171,112
    2008112111,330
    Record Year2007 (186)2003 (242,541)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 the company register for Wokingham increased by 3 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    2012392,809
    20117871,922
    Record Year2002 (97)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012) was -2 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)WokinghamUK
    2012-249,849
    20112829,640
    Record Year 2002 (52) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2012-87-1
    Net growth in 20111990
    Record Year2008 (34)2006 (25)2010 (18)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    In 2012 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2011 when Wokingham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWokingham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1969 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wokingham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1969 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)Wokingham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1964 (0.3%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-13.7%-22.1%-42.3%
    Record Year1965 (0.4%)1973 (0.4%)1964 (0.4%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The average age of a director in 2012 was 45.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.6% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2012 was 45.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.1% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

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

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The record year for female directors in Wokingham was 1860 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Wokingham in 2012 was 32.2%. The average for the UK during this time was 29.9%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    32.4% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.5% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 1977 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    33.6% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the fourth quarter of 2012 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 2011-Dec 2012)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.91%CONSULTING5.15%
    MY1.23%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    CONSULTANCY1.07%CONSULTANCY3.31%
    TRAINING1.07%PROPERTY2.40%
    COMMUNICATIONS0.92%TRADING2.03%
    BERKSHIRE0.92%DESIGN1.86%
    MARKETING0.92%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    DIVECREW0.92%ENGINEERING1.79%
    20120.92%BUSINESS1.76%
    MANAGEMENT0.92%CONSULTANTS1.75%
    PROPERTY0.92%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    IT0.77%LONDON1.69%
    ASSOCIATES0.77%MEDIA1.69%
    ENTERPRISES0.77%GLOBAL1.59%
    TECHNOLOGY0.61%J1.57%
    LOGISTICS0.61%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    ONE0.61%IT1.43%
    CLEAN0.61%CARE1.39%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.61%PROPERTIES1.34%
    ALL0.46%M1.26%
    MEDICAL0.46%BUILDING1.23%
    ENGINEERING0.46%ENTERPRISES1.21%
    BLUE0.46%TRAINING1.18%
    PLUMBING0.46%ELECTRICAL1.17%
    ECO0.46%SECURITY1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied160236,139
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management7730,396
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5823,256
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3552,427
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2812,291
    99999 - Dormant Company2140,648
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1615,572
    62012 - Business and domestic software development147,446
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities136,177
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1322,058
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified94,220
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles84,290
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation74,045
    43210 - Electrical installation75,304
    73110 - Advertising agencies73,177
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet76,307
    86900 - Other human health activities67,866
    74990 - Non-trading company613,808
    43290 - Other construction installation52,718
    7487 - Other business activities510,703

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08331760 NPK CONSULTANT SERVICES LTD 14 Dec 2012
    08331886 GRASMERE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 14 Dec 2012
    08338071 2020 DESIGN LIMITED 20 Dec 2012
    08338298 JUST TURNERS LIMITED 20 Dec 2012
    08315222 THREE PENN'S LIMITED 03 Dec 2012
    08319549 KIISU AND SEBRA ENTERPRISES LIMITED 05 Dec 2012
    08320371 PINECROFT SOLUTIONS LTD 06 Dec 2012
    08322785 ABALON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT LIMITED 07 Dec 2012
    08324146 BLUE CREATIVE MEDIA LIMITED 10 Dec 2012
    08327107 BROOKER FINANCIAL LTD 11 Dec 2012
    08328694 ALL THINGS BEAUTY LTD 12 Dec 2012
    08330184 EFFECTIVE DIRECTION LTD 13 Dec 2012
    08332919 MY LITTLE PATISSERIE LTD 17 Dec 2012
    08338861 METRO CARS LTD 20 Dec 2012
    08338936 NANNY DRIVER LTD 20 Dec 2012
    08340795 MOBILESTYLES LTD 24 Dec 2012