Wokingham, Berkshire

Q1 2015 Business Confidence Report

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 2015)

    A total of 125 companies were registered in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015).

    This figure is a decrease of 12.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2014). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.9% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)WokinghamUK
    2015125161,156
    2014143150,722
    % change-12.6%6.9%
    Record Year 2014 (143) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2015344051
    New companies in 2014483956
    % change-29.2%2.6%-8.9%
    Record Year2014 (48)2007 (44)2007 (61)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    A total of 73 companies were dissolved in Wokingham during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015).

    This figure is a decrease of 9.9% versus the same period last year (Q1 2014). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)WokinghamUK
    20157389,523
    20148182,370
    % change-9.9%8.7%
    Record Year 2014 (81) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2015212626
    Closed companies in 2014153234
    % change40.0%-18.8%-24%
    Record Year2001 (58)2014 (32)2009 (54)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    Net company growth for Wokingham during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015) was 52 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)WokinghamUK
    20155271,633
    20146268,352
    Record Year 2007 (86) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2015131425
    Net growth in 201433722
    Record Year2014 (33)2007 (30)2007 (42)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    In the first quarter of 2015, Wokingham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)Wokingham
    20150.1%
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1992 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20150.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-30.5%-5.6%-17.1%
    Record Year1995 (0.2%)1995 (0.2%)1992 (0.2%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2015 was 45.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.9% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

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

    24.1% of all director appointments in Wokingham in the first quarter of 2015 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 2014-Mar 2015)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    CONSULTING3.86%CONSULTING5.23%
    MANAGEMENT1.93%MANAGEMENT4.56%
    CONSULTANCY1.80%CONSULTANCY3.62%
    ASSOCIATES1.16%PROPERTY2.72%
    HOUSE1.16%CONSTRUCTION2.19%
    IT0.77%CARE2.13%
    PROPERTY0.77%ENGINEERING2.12%
    CONSULTANTS0.64%LONDON1.91%
    EVENTS0.51%TRADING1.88%
    R0.51%TRANSPORT1.82%
    GLOBAL0.51%ELECTRICAL1.76%
    D0.51%DESIGN1.65%
    ACCOUNTING0.51%PROPERTIES1.63%
    ENTERPRISES0.51%CO.,1.58%
    ADVISORY0.51%J1.55%
    MAINTENANCE0.51%CONSULTANTS1.54%
    ROOFING0.39%BUSINESS1.49%
    MEDIA0.39%INVESTMENTS1.49%
    PHARMA0.39%GLOBAL1.46%
    ENERGY0.39%ASSOCIATES1.44%
    PROJECT0.39%DEVELOPMENTS1.36%
    MARKETING0.39%BUILDING1.31%
    EUROPE0.39%IT1.30%
    PARTNERS0.39%MEDIA1.28%
    (BERKSHIRE)0.39%M1.27%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied163288,953
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management7543,081
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities5430,825
    99999 - Dormant Company3249,474
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2958,522
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2519,098
    62090 - Other information technology service activities2012,862
    62012 - Business and domestic software development179,651
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet1610,200
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1529,218
    69201 - Accounting and auditing activities127,682
    70100 - Activities of head offices104,223
    86900 - Other human health activities1013,990
    74990 - Non-trading company1013,794
    63990 - Other information service activities not elsewhere classified96,242
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation95,331
    93290 - Other amusement and recreation activities not elsewhere classified82,656
    70210 - Public relations and communications activities72,120
    71122 - Engineering related scientific and technical consulting activities73,174
    93199 - Other sports activities74,220

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09373167 CSA GOLF LIMITED 05 Jan 2015
    09385281 ITHINK SMART LIMITED 12 Jan 2015
    09387995 CREATING ENGAGEMENT LIMITED 14 Jan 2015
    09388652 DIGITAL OLIVE LIMITED 14 Jan 2015
    09396616 BROCKENHURST HOUSE FREEHOLDERS LIMITED 20 Jan 2015
    09400131 PAAC CONSULTANCY LIMITED 21 Jan 2015
    09400360 LAUFU CAPITAL LIMITED 21 Jan 2015
    09401033 XERATEC LTD 22 Jan 2015
    OC397721 LEINSTER MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLP 22 Jan 2015
    09403650 EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT ALIGNMENT LTD 23 Jan 2015
    09407293 FOMEEVANS LIMITED 27 Jan 2015
    09407846 D L 3D LIMITED 27 Jan 2015
    09372284 INTEGRAL INTERIORS LTD 02 Jan 2015
    09372590 RAWLINGS CONSULTING LTD 05 Jan 2015
    09374010 DSG ELECTRICS LTD 05 Jan 2015
    09375550 SMYTHSON'S (WOLLATON) LTD 06 Jan 2015
    09378090 SYSTEM Y EUROPE LIMITED 07 Jan 2015
    09383279 GIBBS SOFTWARE LTD 12 Jan 2015
    09385155 AW IT CONSULTANCY LIMITED 12 Jan 2015
    09386516 REDDAM HOUSE EVENTS LIMITED 13 Jan 2015
    09392613 TT FIXER LIMITED 16 Jan 2015
    09394399 SIMPLE CYBER SECURITY SOLUTIONS LIMITED 19 Jan 2015
    09399365 CREATIVE CMS LTD. 21 Jan 2015
    09407811 BRITUSWIP LIMITED 27 Jan 2015
    09411567 PENDLETON ASSOCIATES LTD 28 Jan 2015