Wokingham, Berkshire

2013 Annual 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

  • 2013 was a record year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous second half year.

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 (2013)

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

    A total of 435 companies were formed in Wokingham in 2013. This total is 14.2% higher than in 2012 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 7.6% growth compared to 491,893 the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2013435529,363
    2012381491,893
    2011415452,870
    2010364400,358
    2009384362,675
    Record Year2013 (435)2013 (529,363)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 193 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 14.2% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 8.9%.

    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
    2013193259,931
    2012169238,743
    % change14.2%8.9%
    Record Year2009 (199)2013 (259,931)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 89 companies were registered in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 11.3% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.1% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)WokinghamUK
    201389127,247
    201280119,875
    % change11.3%6.1%
    Record Year 2010 (98) 2013 (127,247)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2013393119
    New companies in 2012372716
    % change5.4%14.8%18.8%
    Record Year2013 (39)2009 (38)2002 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 300 companies were dissolved in Wokingham in 2013. This total is 1.7% higher than in 2012 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 13.1% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2013300332,213
    2012295293,729
    2011262314,524
    2010235342,233
    2009372533,789
    Record Year2009 (372)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

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

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 177 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 6.6% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of 21.3%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wokingham occurred in 2013 when a total of 177 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    2013177177,021
    2012166145,935
    % change6.6%21.3%
    Record Year2013 (177)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 94 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 14.6% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 29.7% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)WokinghamUK
    20139490,851
    20128270,027
    % change14.6%29.7%
    Record Year 2013 (94) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2013412330
    Closed companies in 2012452017
    % change-8.9%15.0%76%
    Record Year2012 (45)2009 (27)2000 (43)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 135 companies were added to the company register for Wokingham in 2013. This number represents growth of 31.0% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 37.2%.

    This number is 49 companies higher 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
    2013135197,150
    201286198,164
    2011153138,346
    201012958,125
    200912-171,114
    Record Year2007 (186)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 the company register for Wokingham increased by 16 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    20131682,910
    2012392,808
    Record Year2002 (97)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013) was -5 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)WokinghamUK
    2013-536,396
    2012-249,848
    Record Year 2010 (50) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2013-28-11
    Net growth in 2012-87-1
    Record Year2008 (34)2006 (25)2002 (18)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    In 2013 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2012 when Wokingham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1995 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1991 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)Wokingham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1991 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-2.0%12.9%8.1%
    Record Year1991 (0.2%)1991 (0.3%)1989 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The average age of a director in 2013 was 46.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2013 was 45.9.

    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 3.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.8%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 46.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.7% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.0% compared to the UK figure of 5.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The record year for female directors in Wokingham was 1985 when 100.0% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Wokingham in 2013 was 26.2%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.0%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The record second half year for female directors in Wokingham was 2007 when 34.6% of all directors were female.

    25.3% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second half of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Wokingham was in 2011 when 34.5% of all directors were female.

    22.7% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the fourth quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.6% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING2.83%CONSULTING5.22%
    MANAGEMENT1.89%MANAGEMENT4.72%
    CONSULTANCY1.35%CONSULTANCY3.45%
    EVENTS1.08%PROPERTY2.59%
    WOKINGHAM1.08%TRADING2.08%
    PROPERTY0.94%ENGINEERING1.87%
    BERKSHIRE0.81%LONDON1.86%
    ASSOCIATES0.81%DESIGN1.76%
    CONSULTANTS0.81%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    VENTURES0.54%CARE1.73%
    LONDON0.54%BUSINESS1.71%
    M0.54%CONSULTANTS1.68%
    PROJECTS0.40%GLOBAL1.58%
    SAFETY0.40%INVESTMENTS1.56%
    T0.40%PROPERTIES1.54%
    ELECTRICAL0.40%ASSOCIATES1.53%
    FOOD0.40%J1.51%
    ENGINEERING0.40%MEDIA1.50%
    MAINTENANCE0.40%IT1.35%
    SALES0.40%DEVELOPMENTS1.23%
    BUSINESS0.40%M1.23%
    CENTRE0.40%BUILDING1.21%
    L0.40%ELECTRICAL1.20%
    HOLDINGS0.40%CAPITAL1.19%
    ACCOUNTING0.40%ENERGY1.14%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied143266,814
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8236,164
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5327,183
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3355,342
    99999 - Dormant Company2946,762
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2612,511
    62012 - Business and domestic software development199,360
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1918,034
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet168,879
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1426,001
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities117,075
    74990 - Non-trading company1014,223
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified105,639
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation84,687
    85510 - Sports and recreation education6801
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings66,191
    70221 - Financial management63,085
    93199 - Other sports activities63,723
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles64,987
    78109 - Other activities of employment placement agencies63,736

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08713123 H&L CONSULTING LIMITED 01 Oct 2013
    08720615 PICKUPANDROLL LIMITED 07 Oct 2013
    08722464 RAVENHILL IT LTD 08 Oct 2013
    08723253 RANDOMKNITS LIMITED 08 Oct 2013
    08724755 JDB COMMUNICATIONS LTD 09 Oct 2013
    08733434 TACTICAL ADVANCE SERVICES LIMITED 15 Oct 2013
    08736460 GOSHI SERVICES UK LTD 17 Oct 2013
    08744928 MINDFLOURISH ENTERPRISES LTD 23 Oct 2013
    08749169 LIME RIDGE MANAGEMENT LIMITED 25 Oct 2013
    08751412 SAFELY FUSED LIMITED 28 Oct 2013
    08751586 IMYL LIMITED 28 Oct 2013
    08717450 INTEGRITAS PRIMA LTD 03 Oct 2013
    08724788 FIRTH COMMERCIAL BOILER SERVICING LIMITED 09 Oct 2013
    08729392 I-MOB LTD 11 Oct 2013
    08733898 SABA CONSULTING SERVICES LIMITED 15 Oct 2013
    08739639 THE APPLIANCE REGISTER LTD 21 Oct 2013
    08740764 SEKUREYE LTD 21 Oct 2013
    08740918 PRIME SECURITY 24/7 LTD 21 Oct 2013
    08743571 M BROOKS CONTRACT SERVICES LTD 22 Oct 2013
    08744663 LODHI INVESTMENTS LIMITED 23 Oct 2013
    08747305 TEAM KELLY LIMITED 24 Oct 2013
    08751169 GREATDAY LIMITED 28 Oct 2013
    08751657 GMJ BERKSHIRE LIMITED 28 Oct 2013
    08757117 SQUEEKY CLEAN LIMITED 31 Oct 2013
    08737121 WINNERSH TYRES LIMITED 17 Oct 2013