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
    09197763 RBHO ASSOCIATES LTD 01 Sep 2014
    09200628 PERFECT SPRAY LTD 02 Sep 2014
    09202949 BASCOMB & DREW MAINTENANCE LTD 04 Sep 2014
    09209826 DHANVANTARI SOLUTIONS LIMITED 09 Sep 2014
    09211324 WORLD OF FLOORCRAFT LIMITED 10 Sep 2014
    09224339 SIRIUS ELECTRONICS GLOBAL LIMITED 18 Sep 2014
    09227560 MARKEY ACCOUNTING LIMITED 19 Sep 2014
    09229735 BENNETT INVESTIGATION SERVICES LTD 22 Sep 2014
    09233015 WF PROPERTY SOURCE LTD 24 Sep 2014
    09233026 STUFF TO DO TODAY LIMITED 24 Sep 2014
    09238812 VALLEY ACCOUNTING SERVICES LIMITED 29 Sep 2014
    09239834 ALW IMP PHARMA LTD. 29 Sep 2014
    09239884 JONATHAN BARR ASSOCIATES LIMITED 29 Sep 2014
    09199745 CLOUDWEB TECHNOLOGIES LTD 02 Sep 2014
    09199946 MICHAEL BARRON CONSULTING LTD 02 Sep 2014
    09202780 TW CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED 04 Sep 2014
    09207024 DD CONSULTANCY (UK) LIMITED 08 Sep 2014
    09207337 MULTICHANNEL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE LTD 08 Sep 2014
    09209382 SHERLOCKS SOLUTIONS LTD 09 Sep 2014
    09212646 KUTCHMAN LIMITED 10 Sep 2014
    09217847 JONATHAN NEWEY FINE ART LIMITED 15 Sep 2014
    09220275 RHIAN WARNER CONSULTING LIMITED 16 Sep 2014
    09221629 PLATFORM PRODUCT NO.1 LTD 17 Sep 2014
    09229022 SCOPE SCAFFOLDING LIMITED 22 Sep 2014
    09237845 TELEOSS SOLUTIONS LIMITED 26 Sep 2014