Wrexham

2012 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2012 was a record year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous second half year.
  • The second half of 2012 was a record second half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous December.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous October.
  • October 2012 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.
  • Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous December.
  • October 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous October.

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. Annual Data (2012)

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

    A total of 524 companies were formed in Wrexham in 2012. This total is 17.5% higher than in 2011 and compares favourably to the UK figure of a 8.6% growth compared to 452,870 the previous year.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2012524491,893
    2011446452,870
    2010376400,358
    2009354362,675
    2008351349,203
    Record Year2012 (524)2012 (491,893)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

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

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 264 companies were formed in Wrexham. This figure is 26.9% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 6.5%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wrexham occurred in 2012 when a total of 264 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    2012264238,743
    2011208224,135
    % change26.9%6.5%
    Record Year2012 (264)2012 (238,743)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 136 companies were registered in Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is an increase of 34.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 9.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)WrexhamUK
    2012136119,875
    2011101109,623
    % change34.7%9.4%
    Record Year 2012 (136) 2012 (119,875)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2012624232
    New companies in 2011284429
    % change121.4%-4.5%10.3%
    Record Year2012 (62)2003 (49)2012 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 272 companies were dissolved in Wrexham in 2012. This total is 13.4% lower than in 2011 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2012272293,728
    2011314314,524
    2010346342,233
    2009374533,787
    2008181237,873
    Record Year2009 (374)2009 (533,787)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 a total of 134 companies were dissolved in Wrexham. This figure is 10.1% lower than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of -4.1%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wrexham occurred in 2009 when a total of 180 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    2012134145,934
    2011149152,213
    % change-10.1%-4.1%
    Record Year2009 (180)2009 (244,543)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    A total of 55 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012).

    This figure is a decrease of 29.5% versus the same period last year (Q4 2011). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 12.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)WrexhamUK
    20125570,026
    20117879,983
    % change-29.5%-12.4%
    Record Year 2009 (100) 2009 (85,139)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2012261613
    Closed companies in 2011143925
    % change85.7%-59.0%-48%
    Record Year2009 (33)2011 (39)2009 (32)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    A total of 252 companies were added to the company register for Wrexham in 2012. This number represents growth of 56.5% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 43.8%.

    This number is 120 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2003 when the Wrexham company register grew by 320 companies.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2012252198,165
    2011132138,346
    20103058,125
    2009-20-171,112
    2008170111,330
    Record Year2003 (320)2003 (242,541)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    In the second half of 2012 the company register for Wrexham increased by 130 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    201213092,809
    20115971,922
    Record Year2003 (170)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    Q4 2012 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2012 (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012) was 81 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)WrexhamUK
    20128149,849
    20112329,640
    Record Year 2012 (81) 2003 (57,175)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

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

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

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 2012362619
    Net growth in 20111454
    Record Year2012 (36)2003 (39)2012 (19)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    In 2012 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2011 when Wrexham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWrexham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1975 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wrexham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1962 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2012 - Dec 2012)Wrexham
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    20080.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1962 (0.2%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2012)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20110.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change86.2%-9.2%7.4%
    Record Year1971 (0.2%)1962 (0.3%)1963 (0.3%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The average age of a director in 2012 was 43.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2012 was 43.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.7% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.2% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 44.7.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.4%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.4% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2012)

    The record year for female directors in Wrexham was 1860 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Wrexham in 2012 was 34.7%. The average for the UK during this time was 29.9%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2012)

    The record second half year for female directors in Wrexham was 1860 when 42.9% of all directors were female.

    23.6% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the second half of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.5% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2012)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 1977 when 31.2% of all directors were female.

    17.6% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the fourth quarter of 2012 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.3% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM1.81%CONSULTING5.15%
    MANAGEMENT1.28%MANAGEMENT4.78%
    ENGINEERING1.17%CONSULTANCY3.31%
    (WREXHAM)1.07%PROPERTY2.40%
    D0.96%TRADING2.03%
    CONSULTING0.85%DESIGN1.86%
    HOUSE0.75%ASSOCIATES1.82%
    CENTRE0.75%ENGINEERING1.79%
    TRANSPORT0.64%BUSINESS1.76%
    CAR0.64%CONSULTANTS1.75%
    G0.64%CONSTRUCTION1.69%
    JOINERY0.64%LONDON1.69%
    ELECTRICAL0.53%MEDIA1.69%
    HOLDINGS0.53%GLOBAL1.59%
    PROPERTY0.53%J1.57%
    J0.53%INVESTMENTS1.46%
    ONE0.53%IT1.43%
    PROPERTIES0.43%CARE1.39%
    LLANGOLLEN0.43%PROPERTIES1.34%
    CONSULTANCY0.43%M1.26%
    DIGITAL0.43%BUILDING1.23%
    K0.43%ENTERPRISES1.21%
    WILLIAMS0.43%TRAINING1.18%
    TECHNOLOGIES0.43%ELECTRICAL1.17%
    P0.43%SECURITY1.17%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied180236,139
    99999 - Dormant Company4440,648
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4030,396
    56302 - Public houses and bars294,543
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified2552,427
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified2022,058
    62090 - Other information technology service activities1912,291
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified1715,572
    74990 - Non-trading company1613,808
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities1423,256
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified126,419
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation114,045
    41100 - Development of building projects107,980
    93199 - Other sports activities103,154
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet96,307
    43210 - Electrical installation85,304
    69102 - Solicitors82,177
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment84,759
    86900 - Other human health activities87,866
    80100 - Private security activities82,286

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08279436 HS BEECH FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED 02 Nov 2012
    08286263 M & D TRANSPORT (WALES) LTD 08 Nov 2012
    08286497 UKVAPES LIMITED 08 Nov 2012
    08288023 WREXHAM AUDIT COMPANY LIMITED 09 Nov 2012
    08292860 ELITE HEAT NETWORK SOLUTIONS LIMITED 14 Nov 2012
    08297967 STINKYFACE LTD 19 Nov 2012
    08304068 THE RHO TEST LIMITED 22 Nov 2012
    08308271 BLUE FROG PROJECTS LTD 27 Nov 2012
    08311792 DMR (NORTH WALES) LIMITED 29 Nov 2012
    08279043 BIRCHDANE CONSULTING LTD 02 Nov 2012
    08280088 DAVNIC LTD 05 Nov 2012
    08303978 ALMERE GARAGE LIMITED 22 Nov 2012
    08278590 VINTAGE BOUTIQUE LTD 02 Nov 2012
    08284583 SYMBIO SCIENTIFIC LIMITED 07 Nov 2012
    08289605 BHATIA PRODUCTION LIMITED 12 Nov 2012
    08301052 BA4U-BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FOR YOU LIMITED 20 Nov 2012
    08302685 RAMATA PRODUCTIONS LTD 21 Nov 2012
    08305755 LAZER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 23 Nov 2012
    08305867 PINEWOOD HEALTHCARE LIMITED 23 Nov 2012
    08306087 THE HORSE AND OWNER HELP CENTRE 23 Nov 2012
    08306695 ADVANCED VEHICLE SERVICING LIMITED 26 Nov 2012
    08311979 BLUEPRINT BUILD LIMITED 29 Nov 2012
    08292217 CINDERS COTTAGE CRAFTS LIMITED 13 Nov 2012
    08305479 THE MOORS INN BWLCHGWYN LIMITED 23 Nov 2012
    08284114 LLAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 07 Nov 2012