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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
    OC375753 COMMERCIAL & CLINICAL SOLUTIONS LLP 01 Jun 2012
    08105990 IOLO PEILOT LERPWL CYF 14 Jun 2012
    08107636 D & G INDEPENDENT LIMITED 15 Jun 2012
    08110689 EPLAN LTD 19 Jun 2012
    08115493 GUY WALMSLEY LIMITED 22 Jun 2012
    08120562 CPL CARE LIMITED 27 Jun 2012
    08096658 CMJR LIMITED 07 Jun 2012
    08100652 RACKERY LIMITED 11 Jun 2012
    08101512 FREESTONE AND HOLT PUBLISHING LIMITED 12 Jun 2012
    08109914 STEVE CANNON GEOSCIENCE LIMITED 18 Jun 2012
    08116610 LOMA 6634 LIMITED 22 Jun 2012
    08121668 MOUNTAIN VIEW ESTATES HOLDINGS LIMITED 27 Jun 2012
    08092375 SIMPLY FC LIMITED 01 Jun 2012
    08092926 FRE-ENERGY LIMITED 01 Jun 2012
    08095448 BRITISH ISLES DBT TRAINING LIMITED 07 Jun 2012
    08095467 N&C SUPPLIES LTD 07 Jun 2012
    08096541 LANGTRYS ( STONE ) LTD 07 Jun 2012
    08108758 GREYBALL LTD 18 Jun 2012
    08118403 BLACK POND SERVICES (2012) LIMITED 25 Jun 2012
    08121623 RESINWORKS LIMITED 27 Jun 2012
    08099614 MD'S HAIR LIMITED 11 Jun 2012
    08102201 AAGG PACKAGING LTD 12 Jun 2012
    08118546 ASPECT TEMPERATURE CONTROL (UK) LTD 26 Jun 2012
    08094125 BIGGARA LIMITED 06 Jun 2012
    08122540 ORLEY HOUSE CONSULTING LTD 28 Jun 2012