Wokingham, Berkshire

Q1 2013 Business Confidence Report

NOTICE: We have improved our calculations of the statistics in these reports, so some figures and records may not match previous reports.

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 2013)

    A total of 127 companies were registered in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2013 (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 19.8% versus the same period last year (Q1 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 2.5% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013)WokinghamUK
    2013127134,802
    2012106131,491
    % change19.8%2.5%
    Record Year 2007 (143) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2013)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2013393751
    New companies in 2012343636
    % change14.7%2.8%41.7%
    Record Year2009 (40)2007 (44)2007 (61)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2013)

    A total of 66 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2013 (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 26.9% versus the same period last year (Q1 2012). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 15.3% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013)WokinghamUK
    20136677,914
    20125267,576
    % change26.9%15.3%
    Record Year 2009 (81) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2013)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2013361812
    Closed companies in 2012161818
    % change125.0%0.0%-33%
    Record Year2001 (58)2008 (27)2009 (54)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2013)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the first quarter of 2013 (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013) was 61 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013)WokinghamUK
    20136156,888
    20125463,915
    Record Year 2007 (86) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2013)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 201331939
    Net growth in 2012181818
    Record Year2009 (26)2007 (30)2007 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2013)

    In the first quarter of 2013, Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2013 - Mar 2013)Wokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1992 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change2.8%2.1%46.5%
    Record Year1995 (0.2%)1995 (0.2%)1992 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2013)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2013 was 47.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 6.5% compared to the UK figure of 5.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 0.0% compared to the UK figure of 1.8%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2013)

    The record first quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 2006 when 34.6% of all directors were female.

    21.7% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 28.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2012-Mar 2013)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.33%CONSULTING5.18%
    MANAGEMENT1.16%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    CONSULTANCY1.02%CONSULTANCY3.30%
    BERKSHIRE1.02%PROPERTY2.44%
    MY1.02%TRADING2.06%
    COMMUNICATIONS1.02%DESIGN1.79%
    TRAINING0.87%ENGINEERING1.78%
    DIVECREW0.87%BUSINESS1.77%
    MARKETING0.87%ASSOCIATES1.75%
    20120.87%LONDON1.72%
    ENGINEERING0.73%CONSULTANTS1.71%
    WOKINGHAM0.73%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    PROJECTS0.73%MEDIA1.63%
    PROPERTY0.73%GLOBAL1.57%
    ASSOCIATES0.73%J1.56%
    IT0.58%CARE1.46%
    SPORTS0.58%IT1.43%
    ONE0.58%INVESTMENTS1.41%
    HEALTHCARE0.58%PROPERTIES1.36%
    ENTERPRISES0.58%M1.25%
    LOVE0.44%BUILDING1.21%
    FOR0.44%ENTERPRISES1.19%
    S0.44%ELECTRICAL1.18%
    C0.44%TRAINING1.17%
    ECO0.44%SECURITY1.15%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied156249,183
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8832,624
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5924,894
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3454,531
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2912,664
    99999 - Dormant Company2443,384
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1916,448
    62012 - Business and domestic software development148,099
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1323,532
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities126,591
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified104,719
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation84,332
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings85,372
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet87,199
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles84,684
    73110 - Advertising agencies73,408
    43210 - Electrical installation75,625
    70221 - Financial management62,476
    86900 - Other human health activities68,465
    32990 - Other manufacturing not elsewhere classified63,073

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08385187 DRAKE ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITED 01 Feb 2013
    08386409 EROUNDIT LTD 04 Feb 2013
    08395564 RADIO EVOLUTION LIMITED 08 Feb 2013
    08397791 SAVE DEVELOP PROSPER LIMITED 11 Feb 2013
    08401279 PICOBOX LIMITED 13 Feb 2013
    08402436 CMO PROJECTS LTD 14 Feb 2013
    08407238 R & S SPORTS LTD 18 Feb 2013
    08411294 WATER DROP LIMITED 20 Feb 2013
    08413432 KRIS HAMER & ASSOCIATES LIMITED 21 Feb 2013
    08420882 MUKTA HEALTHCARE LIMITED 26 Feb 2013
    08387736 RICHMEDIABITS LTD 04 Feb 2013
    08388864 CLAIRE MYERS HYGIENE LTD 05 Feb 2013
    08390719 BECK CARS LIMITED 06 Feb 2013
    08392207 MR SINGH AND SONS LTD 07 Feb 2013
    08393849 BRADLAWCOMS LIMITED 07 Feb 2013
    08396980 ZITRO LTD 11 Feb 2013
    08398234 HOTEL SENNTHUR LIMITED 11 Feb 2013
    08401904 SAFE LOCKING LIMITED 13 Feb 2013
    08406836 CENTSE LIMITED 18 Feb 2013
    08409500 COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECTS LIMITED 19 Feb 2013
    08410297 T AND T TECH LTD 19 Feb 2013
    08410672 BERKSHIRE 4X4 LTD 19 Feb 2013
    08421530 PEAK TWO LIMITED 27 Feb 2013
    08423056 SOUTHERN VALLEY METALS LTD 27 Feb 2013
    08423253 SURESPARK LIMITED 28 Feb 2013