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Wrexham

2012 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The first half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2012 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.
  • May 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous May.

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. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    The first half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2012 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2012 a total of 260 companies were formed in Wrexham. This figure is 9.2% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 10.7%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wrexham occurred in 2012 when a total of 260 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2012260253,150
    2011238228,735
    % change9.2%10.7%
    Record Year2012 (260)2007 (279,097)
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    A total of 115 companies were registered in Wrexham during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 0.9% versus the same period last year (Q2 2011). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.3% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)WrexhamUK
    2012115121,659
    2011114112,344
    % change0.9%8.3%
    Record Year 2007 (118) 2012 (121,659)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

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

    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2012444526
    New companies in 2011433536
    % change2.3%28.6%-27.8%
    Record Year2007 (50)2012 (45)2008 (40)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 a total of 138 companies were dissolved in Wrexham. This figure is 15.9% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -8.9%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wrexham occurred in 2009 when a total of 194 were closed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2012138147,793
    2011164162,310
    % change-15.9%-8.9%
    Record Year2009 (194)2009 (289,236)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    A total of 71 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 7.8% versus the same period last year (Q2 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 12.5% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)WrexhamUK
    20127180,217
    20117771,324
    % change-7.8%12.5%
    Record Year 2009 (104) 2009 (181,176)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2012232127
    Closed companies in 2011153230
    % change53.3%-34.4%-10%
    Record Year2009 (25)2009 (47)2010 (33)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 the company register for Wrexham increased by 122 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2012122105,357
    20117466,425
    Record Year2007 (150)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the second quarter of 2012 (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012) was 44 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)WrexhamUK
    20124441,442
    20113741,020
    Record Year 2007 (73) 2003 (69,274)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 20122124-1
    Net growth in 20112836
    Record Year2007 (39)2003 (29)2008 (37)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    In the first half of 2012 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2011 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wrexham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1975 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2012 - Jun 2012)Wrexham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1974 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-13.9%12.6%-22.8%
    Record Year1974 (0.5%)1975 (0.3%)1968 (0.6%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2012 was 42.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.7% compared to the UK figure of 3.4%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2012 was 42.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.7% compared to the UK figure of 5.2%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 1.2% compared to the UK figure of 3.3%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2012)

    The record first half year for female directors in Wrexham was 1857 when 40.0% of all directors were female.

    20.3% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 23.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2012)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 1866 when 57.1% of all directors were female.

    21.5% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the second quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.7% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM1.19%CONSULTING5.07%
    ENGINEERING1.19%MANAGEMENT4.74%
    (WREXHAM)1.07%CONSULTANCY3.28%
    D0.83%PROPERTY2.35%
    MANAGEMENT0.83%TRADING2.10%
    PROPERTIES0.71%DESIGN1.89%
    CONSULTING0.71%ENGINEERING1.87%
    HOUSE0.60%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    CAR0.60%CONSULTANTS1.78%
    C0.60%CONSTRUCTION1.71%
    NORTH0.48%BUSINESS1.70%
    PROPERTY0.48%MEDIA1.69%
    CONSULTANCY0.48%LONDON1.68%
    BUSINESS0.48%J1.57%
    J0.48%GLOBAL1.51%
    WELDING0.48%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    TRAINING0.48%IT1.42%
    ENERGY0.48%CARE1.31%
    ELECTRICAL0.48%PROPERTIES1.31%
    TRANSPORT0.48%M1.26%
    JOINERY0.48%ELECTRICAL1.23%
    HEATING0.48%BUILDING1.23%
    BUILDING0.48%SECURITY1.19%
    SECURITY0.48%S1.18%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.48%ENTERPRISES1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied196244,457
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3320,390
    99999 - Dormant Company2726,088
    7487 - Other business activities2547,029
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified1835,447
    9999 - Dormant Company1816,469
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities1315,280
    62090 - Other information technology service activities138,258
    56302 - Public houses and bars132,913
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified1214,220
    7260 - Other computer related activities126,456
    74990 - Non-trading company119,706
    4521 - General construction & civil engineering104,644
    41100 - Development of building projects95,149
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified910,271
    7414 - Business & management consultancy810,978
    5540 - Bars61,709
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment62,993
    7499 - Non-trading company68,023
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet63,818

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08017324 BIGNEV LIMITED 03 Apr 2012
    08022851 D. SIMONS BUILDING & JOINERY LTD 10 Apr 2012
    08024138 SP CLASSIC CAR PARTS LTD 10 Apr 2012
    08029052 WREXHAM DOTCOM LIMITED 13 Apr 2012
    08014833 LYNDHURST WEALTH LIMITED 02 Apr 2012
    08015286 MACHINE HOUSE BISTRO LIMITED 02 Apr 2012
    08020286 MARSON JOINERY & PROPERTY REPAIRS LIMITED 04 Apr 2012
    08031134 CHEXIL LTD 16 Apr 2012
    08033219 CAFFEINE & CO (ST JAMES'S) LIMITED 17 Apr 2012
    08040452 REDLAND HOUSE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED 23 Apr 2012
    08041505 DEEGAS NW LTD 23 Apr 2012
    08042306 FENCINGAT LIMITED 23 Apr 2012
    08049720 BLUEWATER CONTRACT SOLUTIONS LTD 30 Apr 2012
    08050628 SRP CONTRACT SOLUTIONS LTD 30 Apr 2012
    08029355 OODLESPHERE LIMITED 13 Apr 2012
    08029698 JELMART LIMITED 13 Apr 2012
    08032762 ASH TYRES LIMITED 17 Apr 2012
    08043796 PMB LANDSCAPES LTD 24 Apr 2012
    08044442 1998 HOLDINGS LIMITED 25 Apr 2012
    08050095 T AND S LEISURE LTD 30 Apr 2012
    08017371 A & A TRADERS (WREXHAM) LTD 03 Apr 2012
    08022440 JJ PROPERTIES (WREXHAM) LTD 05 Apr 2012
    08023107 PONT FAEN CONSULTING LIMITED 10 Apr 2012
    08042483 PLAN BUILD DEVELOP LIMITED 24 Apr 2012
    08032878 TONFEDD ERYRI 2 CYFYNGEDIG 17 Apr 2012