Wokingham, Berkshire

Q1 2014 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous January.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous January.

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 2014)

    A total of 143 companies were registered in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 12.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.8% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WokinghamUK
    2014143150,722
    2013127134,802
    % change12.6%11.8%
    Record Year 2014 (143) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous January.

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2014483956
    New companies in 2013393751
    % change23.1%5.4%9.8%
    Record Year2014 (48)2007 (44)2007 (61)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    A total of 81 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 22.7% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 5.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WokinghamUK
    20148182,370
    20136677,914
    % change22.7%5.7%
    Record Year 2009 (81) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    February 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous February.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2014153234
    Closed companies in 2013361812
    % change-58.3%77.8%183%
    Record Year2001 (58)2014 (32)2009 (54)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014) was 62 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WokinghamUK
    20146268,352
    20136156,888
    Record Year 2007 (86) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wokingham when compared to any previous January.

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 201433722
    Net growth in 201331939
    Record Year2014 (33)2007 (30)2007 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    In the first quarter of 2014, Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)Wokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1992 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change15.2%-2.6%-8.4%
    Record Year1995 (0.2%)1995 (0.2%)1992 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2014 was 47.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 6.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.3% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

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

    28.7% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2013-Mar 2014)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.39%CONSULTING5.22%
    MANAGEMENT1.69%MANAGEMENT4.67%
    CONSULTANCY1.30%CONSULTANCY3.49%
    EVENTS1.04%PROPERTY2.64%
    PROPERTY1.04%TRADING2.05%
    WOKINGHAM0.91%LONDON1.88%
    ASSOCIATES0.91%ENGINEERING1.86%
    CONSULTANTS0.78%CARE1.79%
    BUSINESS0.78%CONSTRUCTION1.75%
    DESIGN0.65%DESIGN1.75%
    BUILDING0.65%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    MARKETING0.52%BUSINESS1.71%
    LONDON0.52%PROPERTIES1.60%
    CENTRE0.52%INVESTMENTS1.60%
    BERKSHIRE0.52%GLOBAL1.58%
    M0.52%J1.48%
    (WOKINGHAM)0.39%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    SALES0.39%MEDIA1.48%
    COMMERCIAL0.39%IT1.33%
    HOLDINGS0.39%TRANSPORT1.30%
    ENGINEERING0.39%DEVELOPMENTS1.29%
    VENTURES0.39%BUILDING1.24%
    CONSTRUCTION0.39%M1.21%
    CARS0.39%CAPITAL1.20%
    CLEAN0.39%ELECTRICAL1.19%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied164280,210
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management7637,882
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5027,750
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3156,411
    99999 - Dormant Company3047,084
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2512,813
    62012 - Business and domestic software development209,509
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2018,491
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet179,358
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1526,700
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities127,313
    74990 - Non-trading company1014,135
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified88,155
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified85,949
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation84,866
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles75,130
    86900 - Other human health activities710,273
    93290 - Other amusement and recreation activities not elsewhere classified72,564
    93199 - Other sports activities73,848
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings76,559

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08876051 CARRS AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING LTD 04 Feb 2014
    08880806 EV MATTERS LTD 06 Feb 2014
    08893716 ELK QS SERVICES LTD 13 Feb 2014
    08896934 FAULKNER PEARCE LIMITED 17 Feb 2014
    08901461 SELECTOR CO LIMITED 19 Feb 2014
    08901926 KIMBERLEY BRIND & ASSOCIATES LTD 19 Feb 2014
    08902346 KLG DRUG SAFETY LTD 19 Feb 2014
    08905462 COFFEE CUP SOLUTIONS LIMITED 20 Feb 2014
    08907545 CROSSWAYS RESIDENTS COMPANY LIMITED 24 Feb 2014
    08909174 DIGITALPLANET.IS LTD 24 Feb 2014
    08914630 ICOM32 LIMITED 27 Feb 2014
    08874770 SPOONFUL LIMITED 04 Feb 2014
    08876625 DEEP BLUE PICTURES LIMITED 05 Feb 2014
    08878495 LEADSHIP LTD 06 Feb 2014
    08879036 MITCHELL PRACTICE LIMITED 06 Feb 2014
    08884721 BACKSEAT RECORDS LIMITED 10 Feb 2014
    08886197 JOURNEY RECRUITMENT LTD 11 Feb 2014
    08890337 KRISHRAJ LTD 12 Feb 2014
    08892231 RBDMC LIMITED 12 Feb 2014
    08897390 WINNERSH COMPUTERS LTD 17 Feb 2014
    08903513 CBXCHANGE LIMITED 20 Feb 2014
    08903965 PRE-EVENT CONSULTING LIMITED 20 Feb 2014
    08904265 PANTHER SYSTEMS LTD 20 Feb 2014
    08909527 TOTALLY DOGS LIMITED 25 Feb 2014
    08912710 SWISSCI LIMITED 26 Feb 2014