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Wrexham

Q1 2012 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q1 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2012 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.
  • March 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.
  • March 2012 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.
  • February 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.
  • Q1 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.

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 2012)

    Q1 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2012 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.

    A total of 145 companies were registered in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 16.9% versus the same period last year (Q1 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 13.0% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)WrexhamUK
    2012145131,491
    2011124116,391
    % change16.9%13.0%
    Record Year 2012 (145) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    March 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.

    March 2012 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.

    February 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2012404956
    New companies in 2011373750
    % change8.1%32.4%12.0%
    Record Year2012 (40)2012 (49)2012 (56)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    A total of 67 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 23.0% versus the same period last year (Q1 2011). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 25.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)WrexhamUK
    20126767,576
    20118790,986
    % change-23.0%-25.7%
    Record Year 2009 (90) 2009 (108,060)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2012252319
    Closed companies in 2011322827
    % change-21.9%-17.9%-30%
    Record Year2011 (32)2008 (30)2010 (45)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    Q1 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the first quarter of 2012 (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012) was 78 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)WrexhamUK
    20127863,915
    20113725,405
    Record Year 2012 (78) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2012152637
    Net growth in 20115923
    Record Year2007 (18)2003 (31)2007 (39)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    In the first quarter of 2012, Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2012 - Mar 2012)Wrexham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1970 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-7.3%13.3%4.8%
    Record Year1969 (0.2%)1981 (0.3%)1970 (0.5%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2012 was 43.0.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2012)

    The record first quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 1861 when 40.0% of all directors were female.

    22.4% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.2% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2011-Mar 2012)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM1.55%CONSULTING5.07%
    ENGINEERING1.08%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    (WREXHAM)0.96%CONSULTANCY3.30%
    MANAGEMENT0.84%PROPERTY2.37%
    BUSINESS0.72%TRADING2.07%
    SECURITY0.60%DESIGN1.93%
    BUILDING0.60%ENGINEERING1.86%
    J0.60%ASSOCIATES1.84%
    WELDING0.60%CONSULTANTS1.79%
    ELECTRICAL0.60%BUSINESS1.73%
    C0.60%MEDIA1.72%
    CONSULTANCY0.60%CONSTRUCTION1.72%
    PROPERTY0.60%LONDON1.66%
    CONTRACTORS0.48%J1.54%
    CAR0.48%INVESTMENTS1.51%
    CENTRE0.48%GLOBAL1.50%
    JONES0.48%IT1.40%
    ENERGY0.48%CARE1.34%
    H0.48%PROPERTIES1.31%
    CAFE0.48%ELECTRICAL1.27%
    CONSTRUCTION0.48%M1.27%
    GREEN0.48%BUILDING1.24%
    PROPERTIES0.48%ENERGY1.20%
    ASSOCIATES0.48%S1.20%
    D0.48%ENTERPRISES1.19%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied174216,665
    7487 - Other business activities3052,735
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management2919,704
    99999 - Dormant Company2325,084
    9999 - Dormant Company1818,617
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified1735,233
    62090 - Other information technology service activities148,145
    74990 - Non-trading company149,729
    7260 - Other computer related activities127,154
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1113,637
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities1114,303
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering105,169
    56302 - Public houses and bars102,795
    7414 - Business & management consultancy912,113
    9305 - Other service activities98,818
    41100 - Development of building projects94,984
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified89,892
    86101 - Hospital activities61,414
    86900 - Other human health activities65,066
    7499 - Non-trading company69,102

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    07894576 UNIQUE RENDERING SOLUTIONS LTD 03 Jan 2012
    07902974 COMMERCIAL COMBUSTION LTD 09 Jan 2012
    07904191 ONE L RESOURCING LTD 10 Jan 2012
    07907526 BORTON MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED 12 Jan 2012
    07909741 SCOTT D SMITH LIMITED 13 Jan 2012
    07910126 DAYSPRING HOUSING 16 Jan 2012
    07913526 D S DEVELOPMENTS (UK) LIMITED 17 Jan 2012
    07929403 NORTH WALES ELECTRICAL LTD 31 Jan 2012
    07896405 NPC COMMERCIALS LTD 04 Jan 2012
    07905012 HOLDING HABITATS LIMITED 11 Jan 2012
    07906492 L. BROOKMAN LIMITED 11 Jan 2012
    07909262 COMMUNITY TRUST AND SAVINGS LIMITED 13 Jan 2012
    07919832 BLENDED PRODUCTIONS LIMITED 23 Jan 2012
    07919943 MOTHER GOOSE (WREXHAM) LTD 23 Jan 2012
    OC371735 THE CAFFEINE HOUSE PARTNERSHIP LLP 24 Jan 2012
    07896201 SG DRIVER HIRE LTD 04 Jan 2012
    07897478 RALLYSCHOOL.CO.UK LIMITED 04 Jan 2012
    07914187 COPPERCROFT LTD. 18 Jan 2012
    07923219 HARDINGS ENGINEERING LTD 25 Jan 2012
    07925251 ELMAGARBI FAMILY LIMITED 26 Jan 2012
    07920680 DEMON CHIPS LIMITED 24 Jan 2012
    07928794 BLACKROCK ENERGY LTD 30 Jan 2012
    07929307 CARSON PROPERTY LIMITED 30 Jan 2012
    07918329 AFS BIOMASS LTD 20 Jan 2012
    07929595 SHIELDNET LTD 31 Jan 2012