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
    09420515 FOODCON LIMITED 03 Feb 2015
    09420587 MASH PUBLIC RELATIONS LIMITED 03 Feb 2015
    09421441 GPJ LTD 04 Feb 2015
    09423466 BEVERLEY MITCHELL CONSULTING LTD 05 Feb 2015
    09436048 WEYCOTT (SEND ROAD, SEND) MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD 12 Feb 2015
    09441313 KEMP AND ASSOCIATES LIMITED 16 Feb 2015
    09441342 ROMARA LIMITED 16 Feb 2015
    09443837 FLIPPED ENTERPRISE CONSULTING LIMITED 17 Feb 2015
    09447778 HARVEST DRIVE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION LIMITED 19 Feb 2015
    09447964 NICKY REES MARKETING LTD 19 Feb 2015
    09448529 HBIB LTD 19 Feb 2015
    09455581 PERNEL MEDIA LIMITED 24 Feb 2015
    09458039 OILBS LIMITED 25 Feb 2015
    09458164 ARBOR WALK (CUCKFIELD) MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD 25 Feb 2015
    09458405 LISAGREEN LIMITED 25 Feb 2015
    09461148 MJS ROOFING AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LIMITED 26 Feb 2015
    09421300 THE GRANGE COFFEE HOUSE LIMITED 04 Feb 2015
    09439040 REACH THE CLOUD LIMITED 13 Feb 2015
    09450977 PLANNING FOR PURPOSE LIMITED 20 Feb 2015
    09452100 CODE AND CONSULT LIMITED 21 Feb 2015
    09452252 AJ FRAMPTON LTD 21 Feb 2015
    09455214 FENTON ENFORCEMENT AGENCY LTD 24 Feb 2015
    09455337 AESIR AVIATION LIMITED 24 Feb 2015
    09459126 LEOPARD TECHNOLOGIES AND INVESTMENTS LTD. 26 Feb 2015
    09461725 LCG CONSULTING UK LIMITED 27 Feb 2015