Wokingham, Berkshire

Q3 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.

Headlines

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

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 (Q3 Jul-Sep 2013)

    A total of 104 companies were registered in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2013 (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 16.9% versus the same period last year (Q3 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.6% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013)WokinghamUK
    2013104132,684
    201289118,868
    % change16.9%11.6%
    Record Year 2009 (111) 2013 (132,684)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2013)

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

    New Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    New companies in 2013402836
    New companies in 2012362330
    % change11.1%21.7%20.0%
    Record Year2009 (45)2009 (37)2013 (36)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2013)

    A total of 83 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2013 (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013).

    This figure is a decrease of 1.2% versus the same period last year (Q3 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 13.5% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013)WokinghamUK
    20138386,170
    20128475,908
    % change-1.2%13.5%
    Record Year 2009 (94) 2009 (159,405)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2013)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Closed companies in 2013292925
    Closed companies in 2012282630
    % change3.6%11.5%-17%
    Record Year2009 (30)2008 (43)2009 (49)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2013)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the third quarter of 2013 (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013) was 21 companies.

    third quarter (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013)WokinghamUK
    20132146,514
    2012542,960
    Record Year 2011 (50) 2013 (46,514)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2013)

    Net Growth by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Net growth in 201311-111
    Net growth in 20128-30
    Record Year2007 (22)2009 (22)2004 (23)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2013)

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

    third quarter (Jul 2013 - Sep 2013)Wokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1996 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-0.5%11.6%5.2%
    Record Year1994 (0.2%)1987 (0.2%)1993 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2013)

    The average age of a director in the third quarter of 2013 was 45.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.6% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2013)

    The record third quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 2007 when 38.5% of all directors were female.

    27.9% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the third quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.2% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.99%CONSULTING5.27%
    MANAGEMENT1.49%MANAGEMENT4.75%
    CONSULTANCY1.36%CONSULTANCY3.45%
    WOKINGHAM0.95%PROPERTY2.53%
    EVENTS0.82%TRADING2.08%
    ASSOCIATES0.82%ENGINEERING1.83%
    PROPERTY0.68%LONDON1.79%
    BEAUTY0.68%DESIGN1.78%
    PROJECTS0.54%BUSINESS1.74%
    DEVELOPMENT0.54%CONSTRUCTION1.70%
    EUROPE0.54%CONSULTANTS1.69%
    BERKSHIRE0.54%CARE1.64%
    CONSULTANTS0.54%ASSOCIATES1.61%
    MARKETING0.54%GLOBAL1.59%
    RRSAT0.54%J1.54%
    V-K20.41%MEDIA1.54%
    ENGINEERING0.41%INVESTMENTS1.53%
    ROMANS0.41%PROPERTIES1.45%
    THREE0.41%IT1.39%
    TECH0.41%M1.25%
    ENTERPRISES0.41%ELECTRICAL1.20%
    SALES0.41%BUILDING1.19%
    GLOBAL0.41%CAPITAL1.19%
    LITTLE0.41%DEVELOPMENTS1.16%
    VENTURES0.41%TRAINING1.15%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied152260,135
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8434,970
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5526,675
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2954,854
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2712,516
    99999 - Dormant Company2746,169
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1917,715
    62012 - Business and domestic software development189,104
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet168,475
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities136,979
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1325,547
    74990 - Non-trading company1014,228
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation94,590
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified95,322
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings86,039
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles84,955
    43210 - Electrical installation65,724
    70221 - Financial management62,887
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate68,312
    85510 - Sports and recreation education6777

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08590555 AMITEK LIMITED 01 Jul 2013
    08598988 GREEN ACORN CONSULTING LIMITED 05 Jul 2013
    08601402 PRD DIGITAL LTD 08 Jul 2013
    08604051 MHV SERVICES LIMITED 10 Jul 2013
    08605403 CURLY FILMS LIMITED 11 Jul 2013
    08605787 TRACSEC LIMITED 11 Jul 2013
    08606691 BELLA BAKING LIMITED 11 Jul 2013
    08606859 TECH SERVICE PARTNER LIMITED 12 Jul 2013
    08613085 JAMCO SOURCING LTD. 17 Jul 2013
    08613932 PURPLE VENTURES LIMITED 17 Jul 2013
    08613933 2 SWANS LIMITED 17 Jul 2013
    08615028 RECRUIT TEACH LIMITED 18 Jul 2013
    08621005 GARDNER BROOKS LIMITED 23 Jul 2013
    08624001 COLOUR GENIE LIMITED 25 Jul 2013
    08624005 JBJ ENTERPRISES LIMITED 25 Jul 2013
    08627216 NGL PROPERTY HOLDINGS LIMITED 29 Jul 2013
    08632171 L GODWIN LTD 31 Jul 2013
    08593094 A1 BUILDING SUPPLIES & MAINTENANCE LIMITED 02 Jul 2013
    08594027 CMR RECRUITMENT (UK) LIMITED 02 Jul 2013
    08605733 1001COMPUTERSOLUTIONS LIMITED 11 Jul 2013
    08611320 SANKARA LIMITED 16 Jul 2013
    08619195 BACKGROUND NOISE PRODUCTIONS LTD. 22 Jul 2013
    08620723 JWC CONSULTANCY (UK) LTD 23 Jul 2013
    08623306 UK MEDICUS LIMITED 24 Jul 2013
    08623646 JDH MECHANICAL SERVICES LTD 24 Jul 2013