Wokingham, Berkshire

2014 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations 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 2014)

    The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 251 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 3.7% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 11.6%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wokingham occurred in 2014 when a total of 251 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    2014251300,731
    2013242269,432
    % change3.7%11.6%
    Record Year2014 (251)2014 (300,731)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    A total of 108 companies were registered in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 6.1% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.4% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WokinghamUK
    2014108150,009
    2013115134,630
    % change-6.1%11.4%
    Record Year 2013 (115) 2014 (150,009)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2014423432
    New companies in 2013453733
    % change-6.7%-8.1%-3.0%
    Record Year2013 (45)2012 (40)2003 (38)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 180 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 46.3% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 14.2%.

    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
    2014180177,207
    2013123155,192
    % change46.3%14.2%
    Record Year2009 (203)2009 (289,245)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    A total of 99 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 73.7% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 22.7% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WokinghamUK
    20149994,837
    20135777,278
    % change73.7%22.7%
    Record Year 2009 (122) 2009 (181,179)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2014244827
    Closed companies in 2013252210
    % change-4.0%118.2%170%
    Record Year2009 (29)2009 (68)2011 (31)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 the company register for Wokingham increased by 71 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WokinghamUK
    201471123,524
    2013119114,240
    Record Year2013 (119)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014) was 9 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WokinghamUK
    2014955,172
    20135857,352
    Record Year 2013 (58) 2007 (60,014)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 201418-145
    Net growth in 2013201523
    Record Year2011 (28)2004 (29)2002 (24)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2013 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1995 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)Wokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-15.8%-15.2%-16.1%
    Record Year1995 (0.2%)1992 (0.2%)1990 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2014 was 46.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2014 was 46.1.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.2% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

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

    29.7% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first half of 2014 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 2014)

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

    31.0% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.47%CONSULTING5.16%
    MANAGEMENT2.00%MANAGEMENT4.64%
    CONSULTANCY1.07%CONSULTANCY3.50%
    BUSINESS0.93%PROPERTY2.66%
    CONSULTANTS0.93%TRADING2.03%
    WOKINGHAM0.80%ENGINEERING1.99%
    EVENTS0.80%CONSTRUCTION1.93%
    PROPERTY0.80%LONDON1.93%
    ROAD0.67%CARE1.85%
    DESIGN0.67%DESIGN1.75%
    MARKETING0.67%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    ASSOCIATES0.67%BUSINESS1.69%
    HOUSE0.67%PROPERTIES1.63%
    IT0.53%TRANSPORT1.58%
    ACCOUNTING0.53%GLOBAL1.55%
    ENTERPRISES0.53%INVESTMENTS1.55%
    EDUCATION0.53%J1.51%
    ENGINEERING0.53%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    M0.53%MEDIA1.44%
    BUILDING0.53%ELECTRICAL1.40%
    SAFETY0.40%IT1.33%
    COMMERCIAL0.40%DEVELOPMENTS1.33%
    BERKSHIRE0.40%BUILDING1.26%
    CAR0.40%M1.24%
    CARS0.40%CO.,1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied148261,557
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8040,250
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5229,029
    99999 - Dormant Company3248,436
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3157,421
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2319,058
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2113,024
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet199,900
    62012 - Business and domestic software development179,834
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1428,352
    74990 - Non-trading company1214,351
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities107,415
    86900 - Other human health activities811,292
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings87,053
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles85,375
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified88,533
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified76,099
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation75,075
    70221 - Financial management73,511
    93290 - Other amusement and recreation activities not elsewhere classified72,602

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08983607 CP MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICING LIMITED 07 Apr 2014
    08984451 MYSELFCARE LIMITED 08 Apr 2014
    08986138 WEB & WORD LTD 08 Apr 2014
    08992517 BLUEFINCH MEDIA LIMITED 11 Apr 2014
    08992718 CURRENCY WISE LTD 11 Apr 2014
    08997226 INSPIRE MARKETING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 15 Apr 2014
    09007063 SANB CONSULTING LTD 23 Apr 2014
    09010954 THE OLD SCHOOL (WOKINGHAM) MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED 25 Apr 2014
    09014171 PJ ACCOUNTING LTD 28 Apr 2014
    08969264 JJR UTILITIES LIMITED 01 Apr 2014
    08969805 VIRTUAL GIRL FRIDAY LTD 01 Apr 2014
    08972538 REDKITE TRAINING SOLUTIONS LTD 02 Apr 2014
    08978700 UK TRAINER NETWORK LIMITED 04 Apr 2014
    08982758 JASPAUL SINGH LTD 07 Apr 2014
    08984522 LONDON ROAD READING HCW LTD 08 Apr 2014
    08990216 BARKHAM511 LIMITED 10 Apr 2014
    08990871 SANSU SYSTEMS LIMITED 10 Apr 2014
    08999216 DAC LOGISTICS LIMITED 16 Apr 2014
    09002142 MNIT CONSULTING LTD 17 Apr 2014
    09003397 MOOV ESTATE AGENTS LTD 22 Apr 2014
    09003874 ENJOY DOKHA LTD 22 Apr 2014
    09006256 PROPERO LIMITED 23 Apr 2014
    09006659 WIRELESS SAFE CAR LTD 23 Apr 2014
    09011938 MAGNA CONSULTING SERVICES LIMITED 25 Apr 2014
    09015940 SMARTCITY GURU LIMITED 29 Apr 2014