Wokingham, Berkshire

Q3 2014 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q3 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q3.
  • September 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous September.
  • August 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous August.
  • July 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous July.

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 2014)

    Q3 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q3.

    A total of 111 companies were registered in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2014 (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 6.7% versus the same period last year (Q3 2013). This figure compares equally to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.1% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014)WokinghamUK
    2014111143,414
    2013104132,684
    % change6.7%8.1%
    Record Year 2009 (111) 2014 (143,414)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2014)

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    New companies in 2014303744
    New companies in 2013402836
    % change-25.0%32.1%22.2%
    Record Year2009 (45)2014 (37)2014 (44)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2014)

    A total of 94 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the third quarter of 2014 (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 13.3% versus the same period last year (Q3 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 18.0% against the same period last year.

    third quarter (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014)WokinghamUK
    201494101,670
    20138386,170
    % change13.3%18.0%
    Record Year 2009 (94) 2009 (159,405)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2014)

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

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Closed companies in 2014381838
    Closed companies in 2013292925
    % change31.0%-37.9%52%
    Record Year2014 (38)2008 (43)2009 (49)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2014)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the third quarter of 2014 (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014) was 17 companies.

    third quarter (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014)WokinghamUK
    20141741,744
    20132146,514
    Record Year 2011 (50) 2013 (46,514)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2014)

    Net Growth by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    Net growth in 2014-8196
    Net growth in 201311-111
    Record Year2007 (22)2009 (22)2004 (23)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2014)

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

    third quarter (Jul 2014 - Sep 2014)Wokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1996 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jul, Aug & Sep 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    JulyAugustSeptember
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-31.9%26.0%12.2%
    Record Year1994 (0.2%)1987 (0.2%)1993 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2014)

    The average age of a director in the third quarter of 2014 was 44.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q3 Jul-Sep 2014)

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

    28.6% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the third quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.3% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.63%CONSULTING5.17%
    MANAGEMENT1.55%MANAGEMENT4.63%
    CONSULTANCY1.17%CONSULTANCY3.55%
    ASSOCIATES1.17%PROPERTY2.62%
    PROPERTY1.04%ENGINEERING2.07%
    CONSULTANTS0.91%CONSTRUCTION2.05%
    BUSINESS0.78%TRADING2.00%
    HOUSE0.65%LONDON1.95%
    MARKETING0.65%CARE1.94%
    CONSTRUCTION0.52%TRANSPORT1.76%
    BUILDING0.52%DESIGN1.70%
    GREEN0.52%CONSULTANTS1.70%
    MAINTENANCE0.52%PROPERTIES1.63%
    WOKINGHAM0.52%BUSINESS1.62%
    ROAD0.52%J1.53%
    DESIGN0.52%ELECTRICAL1.53%
    M0.52%GLOBAL1.51%
    ENGINEERING0.52%INVESTMENTS1.50%
    ACCOUNTING0.52%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    BRIGHT0.39%MEDIA1.38%
    EVENTS0.39%CO.,1.36%
    AUTOMOTIVE0.39%DEVELOPMENTS1.35%
    HOMES0.39%BUILDING1.30%
    MANOR0.39%IT1.30%
    SYSTEMS0.39%M1.23%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied149278,481
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management8040,717
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5229,313
    99999 - Dormant Company3548,286
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2957,264
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2212,795
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2118,890
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet199,914
    62012 - Business and domestic software development169,675
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities137,401
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1228,224
    74990 - Non-trading company1114,006
    86900 - Other human health activities911,807
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings87,151
    70100 - Activities of head offices84,108
    93290 - Other amusement and recreation activities not elsewhere classified82,542
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified85,940
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified78,501
    78109 - Other activities of employment placement agencies64,093
    56290 - Other food services64,392

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09164772 L A R CONSULTANCY SOLUTIONS LTD 06 Aug 2014
    09174074 SME CONSULTANCY LIMITED 13 Aug 2014
    09176788 LUNA HOMES LIMITED 14 Aug 2014
    09177306 SHOREBROOK LIMITED 15 Aug 2014
    09182184 SOMEWHERE THAT'S GREEN LIMITED 19 Aug 2014
    09185277 DIATRANS LTD 21 Aug 2014
    09188563 KAMAX PROPERTIES LIMITED 28 Aug 2014
    09193170 IAN MERRITT PLASTERING LIMITED 29 Aug 2014
    09193194 ELKIKI LTD 29 Aug 2014
    09193436 THAMES PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 29 Aug 2014
    09157501 SIKENGELE LTD 01 Aug 2014
    09159544 AEISYS LIMITED 04 Aug 2014
    09160488 FLIXMINDER LTD 05 Aug 2014
    09161071 LUOTECH LIMITED 05 Aug 2014
    09171436 OYGENS LIMITED 12 Aug 2014
    09171989 PARION CONSULTING LIMITED 12 Aug 2014
    09177581 PHOENIX HIRE CENTRES LTD 15 Aug 2014
    09177920 ABSTRACT BI LIMITED 15 Aug 2014
    09183252 SOUTHERN VALLEY HOMES LTD 20 Aug 2014
    09184370 THE BIKE BLANKET LIMITED 20 Aug 2014
    09187460 GINGER BARS LIMITED 22 Aug 2014
    09188414 JACOBS EUROPE HOLDCO LIMITED 28 Aug 2014
    09188917 TEAM LIFTING LIMITED 28 Aug 2014
    09189790 PHI HOME & GARDEN LTD 28 Aug 2014
    09194058 KUPPA VA LIMITED 29 Aug 2014