Wokingham, Berkshire

2013 Half Year 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.

Headlines

  • The first half of 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2013 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q2 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q2.
  • April 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous April.
  • The first half of 2013 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2013 was a record first half year for net growth in Wokingham when compared to any half 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. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2013)

    The first half of 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2013 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2013 a total of 242 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 14.2% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 6.4%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wokingham occurred in 2013 when a total of 242 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    2013242269,432
    2012212253,150
    % change14.2%6.4%
    Record Year2013 (242)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2013)

    Q2 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q2.

    A total of 115 companies were registered in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2013 (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 8.5% versus the same period last year (Q2 2012). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 10.7% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013)WokinghamUK
    2013115134,630
    2012106121,659
    % change8.5%10.7%
    Record Year 2013 (115) 2013 (134,630)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2013)

    April 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous April.

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2013453733
    New companies in 2012364030
    % change25.0%-7.5%10.0%
    Record Year2013 (45)2012 (40)2003 (38)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2013)

    In the first half of 2013 a total of 123 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 4.7% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of 5.0%.

    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
    2013123155,192
    2012129147,794
    % change-4.7%5.0%
    Record Year2009 (203)2009 (289,245)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2013)

    A total of 57 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2013 (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013).

    This figure is a decrease of 26.0% versus the same period last year (Q2 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 3.7% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013)WokinghamUK
    20135777,278
    20127780,218
    % change-26.0%-3.7%
    Record Year 2009 (122) 2009 (181,179)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2013)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2013252210
    Closed companies in 2012153428
    % change66.7%-35.3%-64%
    Record Year2009 (29)2009 (68)2011 (31)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2013)

    The first half of 2013 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2013 was a record first half year for net growth in Wokingham when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2013 the company register for Wokingham increased by 119 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    2013119114,240
    201283105,356
    Record Year2013 (119)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2013)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the second quarter of 2013 (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013) was 58 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013)WokinghamUK
    20135857,352
    20122941,441
    Record Year 2013 (58) 2007 (60,014)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2013)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 2013201523
    Net growth in 20122162
    Record Year2011 (28)2004 (29)2002 (24)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2013)

    In the first half of 2013 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2012 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1995 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2013)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2013 - Jun 2013)Wokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change5.0%-10.1%-0.4%
    Record Year1995 (0.2%)1992 (0.2%)1990 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2013)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2013 was 47.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.3%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2013)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2013 was 47.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2013)

    The record first half year for female directors in Wokingham was 2007 when 33.8% of all directors were female.

    27.3% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first half of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2013)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 2007 when 36.2% of all directors were female.

    29.1% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.5% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.08%CONSULTING5.25%
    ASSOCIATES1.11%MANAGEMENT4.80%
    CONSULTANCY0.97%CONSULTANCY3.41%
    MANAGEMENT0.97%PROPERTY2.48%
    WOKINGHAM0.83%TRADING2.05%
    MARKETING0.83%ENGINEERING1.81%
    BEAUTY0.69%DESIGN1.79%
    PROJECTS0.69%LONDON1.77%
    ENGINEERING0.69%BUSINESS1.77%
    MY0.69%CONSULTANTS1.68%
    CONSULTANTS0.69%CONSTRUCTION1.68%
    COMMUNICATIONS0.55%ASSOCIATES1.67%
    SALES0.55%GLOBAL1.59%
    FOR0.55%MEDIA1.57%
    DEVELOPMENT0.55%CARE1.55%
    BERKSHIRE0.55%J1.53%
    PROPERTY0.55%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    H0.42%IT1.40%
    V-K20.42%PROPERTIES1.40%
    SPORTS0.42%M1.26%
    XCEL0.42%BUILDING1.22%
    LOVE0.42%ELECTRICAL1.19%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.42%ENTERPRISES1.18%
    HEALTHCARE0.42%CAPITAL1.16%
    EVENTS0.42%TRAINING1.16%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied160257,517
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8533,633
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5625,583
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3354,555
    99999 - Dormant Company2744,817
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2712,578
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1817,095
    62012 - Business and domestic software development148,590
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1324,324
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities116,771
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet117,793
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified105,057
    74990 - Non-trading company914,303
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation94,452
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings85,665
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles74,768
    62011 - Ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software development61,347
    70221 - Financial management62,718
    43210 - Electrical installation65,611
    43290 - Other construction installation63,015

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08471088 CONNECTIVITY LTD 03 Apr 2013
    08481125 JOLI BEBE LIMITED 09 Apr 2013
    08485988 ACCUTE LIMITED 12 Apr 2013
    08488111 KINETIC SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS LIMITED 15 Apr 2013
    08493490 RAFFLES HAIR LTD 17 Apr 2013
    08494323 EK TRADING LIMITED 18 Apr 2013
    08494913 HOLLY COTTAGE EQUESTRIAN LIMITED 18 Apr 2013
    08496201 COCHIN MANAGEMENT LIMITED 19 Apr 2013
    08498246 ITSM GLOBAL LTD 22 Apr 2013
    08500665 WOODLINK TIMBER PRODUCTS LIMITED 23 Apr 2013
    08504991 RA FABRICATIONS LTD 25 Apr 2013
    08506356 WTEM LTD 26 Apr 2013
    08469065 CHILL BABY LTD 02 Apr 2013
    08474806 KIND CONSULTANTS LIMITED 05 Apr 2013
    08478737 MIRFIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES (MMS) LTD 08 Apr 2013
    08480225 PETER HALFORD LTD 09 Apr 2013
    08482904 NEXUS ENGAGE LIMITED 10 Apr 2013
    08484971 TJH REGULATORY LTD 12 Apr 2013
    08488062 MARTHEWS LIMITED 15 Apr 2013
    08494906 BROWN COMPLIANCE & CONSULTING LIMITED 18 Apr 2013
    08495363 VISPRO LTD 18 Apr 2013
    08503075 CHESTNUT RESTAURANT /CRECHE LTD 24 Apr 2013
    08504876 HORTON DENTAL HYGIENE LIMITED 25 Apr 2013
    08504908 SINGHEALTHY CHOIRS LIMITED 25 Apr 2013
    08506122 VIP NAILS AND BEAUTY LTD 26 Apr 2013