Wokingham, Berkshire

2014 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2014 was a record year for company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous second half year.
  • Q4 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q4.
  • November 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wokingham when compared to any previous November.

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 (2014)

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

    A total of 465 companies were formed in Wokingham in 2014. This total is 6.9% higher than in 2013 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 10.0% growth compared to 529,363 the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2014465582,051
    2013435529,363
    2012381491,893
    2011415452,870
    2010364400,358
    Record Year2014 (465)2014 (582,051)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    In the second half of 2014 a total of 214 companies were formed in Wokingham. This figure is 10.9% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 8.2%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wokingham occurred in 2014 when a total of 214 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    2014214281,320
    2013193259,931
    % change10.9%8.2%
    Record Year2014 (214)2014 (281,320)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    Q4 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wokingham when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 103 companies were registered in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 15.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)WokinghamUK
    2014103137,906
    201389127,247
    % change15.7%8.4%
    Record Year 2014 (103) 2014 (137,906)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2014333832
    New companies in 2013393119
    % change-15.4%22.6%68.4%
    Record Year2002 (39)2014 (38)2002 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    A total of 353 companies were dissolved in Wokingham in 2014. This total is 17.7% higher than in 2013 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 10.8% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearWokinghamUK
    2014353367,937
    2013300332,213
    2012295293,729
    2011262314,524
    2010235342,233
    Record Year2009 (372)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    In the second half of 2014 a total of 173 companies were dissolved in Wokingham. This figure is 2.3% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of 7.7%.

    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
    2014173190,730
    2013177177,021
    % change-2.3%7.7%
    Record Year2013 (177)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    A total of 79 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 16.0% versus the same period last year (Q4 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 2.0% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)WokinghamUK
    20147989,060
    20139490,851
    % change-16.0%-2.0%
    Record Year 2013 (94) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

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

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2014213325
    Closed companies in 2013412330
    % change-48.8%43.5%-17%
    Record Year2012 (45)2014 (33)2000 (43)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    A total of 112 companies were added to the company register for Wokingham in 2014. This number represents growth of 24.1% in the total number of active companies, which compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 36.8%.

    This number is 23 companies lower 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
    2014112214,114
    2013135197,150
    201286198,164
    2011153138,346
    201012958,125
    Record Year2007 (186)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    In the second half of 2014 the company register for Wokingham increased by 41 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WokinghamUK
    20144190,590
    20131682,910
    Record Year2002 (97)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014) was 24 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)WokinghamUK
    20142448,846
    2013-536,396
    Record Year 2010 (50) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 20141257
    Net growth in 2013-28-11
    Record Year2008 (34)2006 (25)2010 (18)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    In 2014 Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2013 when Wokingham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1995 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1991 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)Wokingham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1991 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-19.6%16.4%44.0%
    Record Year1991 (0.2%)1991 (0.3%)1989 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    The average age of a director in 2014 was 45.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2014 was 44.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.3% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.9% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 44.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    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 2014 was 27.8%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.1%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    25.4% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the second half of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

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

    22.1% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the fourth quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.8% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.86%CONSULTING5.22%
    CONSULTANCY1.37%MANAGEMENT4.58%
    MANAGEMENT1.25%CONSULTANCY3.57%
    ASSOCIATES1.12%PROPERTY2.66%
    PROPERTY0.87%CONSTRUCTION2.12%
    BUSINESS0.75%ENGINEERING2.10%
    HOUSE0.75%CARE2.02%
    CONSULTANTS0.62%TRADING1.94%
    ENTERPRISES0.62%LONDON1.93%
    GREEN0.50%TRANSPORT1.93%
    SYSTEMS0.50%DESIGN1.66%
    MAINTENANCE0.50%CONSULTANTS1.64%
    ACCOUNTING0.50%ELECTRICAL1.62%
    GLOBAL0.50%PROPERTIES1.62%
    IT0.50%BUSINESS1.56%
    MARKETING0.50%J1.54%
    ENGINEERING0.50%CO.,1.50%
    CONSTRUCTION0.50%GLOBAL1.49%
    BUILDING0.50%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    TO0.37%ASSOCIATES1.47%
    AUTOMOTIVE0.37%DEVELOPMENTS1.35%
    (BERKSHIRE)0.37%MEDIA1.33%
    BLUE0.37%IT1.31%
    MANOR0.37%BUILDING1.29%
    CLEANING0.37%M1.22%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied144265,608
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management7842,290
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5030,178
    99999 - Dormant Company3348,509
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2858,068
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2319,049
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2012,837
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet1810,107
    62012 - Business and domestic software development159,752
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1429,009
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities117,528
    74990 - Non-trading company1013,984
    70100 - Activities of head offices94,204
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified96,157
    93290 - Other amusement and recreation activities not elsewhere classified92,590
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation85,189
    86900 - Other human health activities712,976
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings77,559
    43210 - Electrical installation75,985
    56210 - Event catering activities62,417

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09334650 PANEER & PANCAKES LTD 01 Dec 2014
    09335884 REYNOLDS WOOD LIMITED 02 Dec 2014
    09336784 CONSPARGO LIMITED 02 Dec 2014
    09343640 HOUND DOG CREATIVES LIMITED 05 Dec 2014
    09345582 WHITLAKE LIMITED 08 Dec 2014
    09350893 JEH ENTERPRISES LTD 11 Dec 2014
    09352300 BEST FISH & CHIPS LIMITED 12 Dec 2014
    09353578 DW PINEWOOD LIMITED 12 Dec 2014
    09361325 THERMALCOMP LIMITED 18 Dec 2014
    09365074 SAMIX LIMITED 23 Dec 2014
    09368164 NATURAL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 29 Dec 2014
    09369781 VENI VIDI VICI (JLS) LIMITED 30 Dec 2014
    09370533 MANYATTA LIMITED 31 Dec 2014
    09333888 THE ANGEL INN GROSMONT LIMITED 01 Dec 2014
    09334359 PRO AV INSTALLATION LTD 01 Dec 2014
    09334402 APPVISION TECHNOLOGY & CONSULTING LIMITED 01 Dec 2014
    09339461 MARVER SOLUTIONS LTD 03 Dec 2014
    09339782 ECONSULTPRO LIMITED 03 Dec 2014
    09340204 LEA FACILITIES LIMITED 03 Dec 2014
    09340970 TEECARE LIMITED 04 Dec 2014
    09344541 ASHENBURY CONSULTING LIMITED 08 Dec 2014
    09352224 PARACRUIT LIMITED 12 Dec 2014
    09354091 ANIE LTD 15 Dec 2014
    09367262 SANDRINGHAM COURT (BURNHAM) RTM COMPANY LIMITED 24 Dec 2014
    09367816 PRIMALUX SOLUTIONS LTD 29 Dec 2014