Wrexham

2013 Annual Business Confidence Report

NOTICE: We have improved our calculations of the statistics in these reports, so some figures and records may not match previous reports.

Headlines

  • 2013 was a record year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous second half year.
  • Q4 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.
  • November 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous November.

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 (2013)

    2013 was a record year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any year in history.

    A total of 560 companies were formed in Wrexham in 2013. This total is 6.9% higher than in 2012 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 7.6% growth compared to 491,893 the previous year.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2013560529,363
    2012524491,893
    2011446452,870
    2010376400,358
    2009354362,675
    Record Year2013 (560)2013 (529,363)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The second half of 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous second half year.

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 273 companies were formed in Wrexham. This figure is 3.4% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 8.9%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wrexham occurred in 2013 when a total of 273 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    2013273259,931
    2012264238,743
    % change3.4%8.9%
    Record Year2013 (273)2013 (259,931)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Q4 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 141 companies were registered in Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 3.7% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.1% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)WrexhamUK
    2013141127,247
    2012136119,875
    % change3.7%6.1%
    Record Year 2013 (141) 2013 (127,247)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    November 2013 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous November.

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2013585627
    New companies in 2012624232
    % change-6.5%33.3%-15.6%
    Record Year2012 (62)2013 (56)2012 (32)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 271 companies were dissolved in Wrexham in 2013. This total is 0.4% lower than in 2012 and compares unfavourably to the UK figure of 13.1% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2013271332,213
    2012272293,729
    2011314314,524
    2010346342,233
    2009374533,789
    Record Year2009 (374)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 a total of 139 companies were dissolved in Wrexham. This figure is 3.7% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide change of 21.3%.

    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
    2013139177,021
    2012134145,935
    % change3.7%21.3%
    Record Year2009 (180)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    A total of 71 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013).

    This figure is an increase of 29.1% versus the same period last year (Q4 2012). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 29.7% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)WrexhamUK
    20137190,851
    20125570,027
    % change29.1%29.7%
    Record Year 2009 (100) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2013272123
    Closed companies in 2012261613
    % change3.8%31.3%77%
    Record Year2009 (33)2011 (39)2009 (32)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    A total of 289 companies were added to the company register for Wrexham in 2013. This number represents growth of 51.6% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 37.2%.

    This number is 37 companies higher than the previous year.

    The highest net company growth figure ever seen in one year came in 2013 when the Wrexham company register grew by 289 companies.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2013289197,150
    2012252198,164
    2011132138,346
    20103058,125
    2009-20-171,114
    Record Year2013 (289)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 the company register for Wrexham increased by 134 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    201313482,910
    201213092,808
    Record Year2003 (170)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2013 (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013) was 70 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)WrexhamUK
    20137036,396
    20128149,848
    Record Year 2012 (81) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 201331354
    Net growth in 2012362619
    Record Year2012 (36)2003 (39)2012 (19)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    In 2013 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2012 when Wrexham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWrexham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    In the second half of 2013 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2012 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wrexham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2003 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    In the fourth quarter of 2013, Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2013 - Dec 2013)Wrexham
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    20090.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2003 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2013)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20120.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-13.1%31.1%-23.3%
    Record Year2012 (0.1%)2003 (0.2%)2000 (0.1%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The average age of a director in 2013 was 44.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.3% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.2%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2013 was 44.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.8%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 45.3.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.2% compared to the UK figure of 3.7%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.6% compared to the UK figure of 5.1%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2013)

    The record year for female directors in Wrexham was 1991 when 35.3% of all directors were female.

    The percentage of female directors in Wrexham in 2013 was 29.0%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.0%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2013)

    The record second half year for female directors in Wrexham was 2006 when 36.2% of all directors were female.

    30.4% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the second half of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2013)

    The record fourth quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 2005 when 35.7% of all directors were female.

    26.5% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the fourth quarter of 2013 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.6% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Dec 2012-Dec 2013)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM2.56%CONSULTING5.22%
    MANAGEMENT1.18%MANAGEMENT4.72%
    CENTRE1.08%CONSULTANCY3.45%
    CONSULTANCY0.89%PROPERTY2.59%
    D0.79%TRADING2.08%
    CONSULTING0.69%ENGINEERING1.87%
    TYRES0.69%LONDON1.86%
    ENGINEERING0.69%DESIGN1.76%
    BUSINESS0.59%CONSTRUCTION1.73%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.59%CARE1.73%
    PROPERTIES0.59%BUSINESS1.71%
    PROPERTY0.49%CONSULTANTS1.68%
    (NW)0.49%GLOBAL1.58%
    TRAINING0.49%INVESTMENTS1.56%
    WILLIAMS0.49%PROPERTIES1.54%
    CO0.49%ASSOCIATES1.53%
    ROBERTS0.49%J1.51%
    HIRE0.49%MEDIA1.50%
    CAR0.49%IT1.35%
    CARE0.49%DEVELOPMENTS1.23%
    (WREXHAM)0.49%M1.23%
    J0.49%BUILDING1.21%
    ENTERPRISES0.39%ELECTRICAL1.20%
    TYRE0.39%CAPITAL1.19%
    MOT0.39%ENERGY1.14%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied212266,814
    99999 - Dormant Company5246,762
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3836,164
    56302 - Public houses and bars385,503
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified3326,001
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3255,342
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2218,034
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2127,183
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation184,687
    86900 - Other human health activities179,543
    74990 - Non-trading company1514,223
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles134,987
    41100 - Development of building projects129,485
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate118,733
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet118,879
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified117,823
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings106,191
    49410 - Freight transport by road107,333
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets105,800
    43210 - Electrical installation95,730

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08803458 RRS DAILY RISING (UK) LIMITED 05 Dec 2013
    08806891 WHYNOTCLOUD LTD 09 Dec 2013
    08818943 PENDINE 1967 LIMITED 18 Dec 2013
    08819423 A1 BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LIMITED 18 Dec 2013
    08823548 STEEL & GLASS BALUSTRADES LIMITED 20 Dec 2013
    08828101 ASP MARKETING SERVICES LTD 31 Dec 2013
    OC389688 JON WILLIAMS COMMERCIAL LLP 04 Dec 2013
    OC389689 CLOSE PROPERTIES 2014 LLP 04 Dec 2013
    08803002 VIOREL FLORIN FORT LIMITED 05 Dec 2013
    08803154 SALMOIRAGHI LIMITED 05 Dec 2013
    08803536 1994 EBS LTD 05 Dec 2013
    08816321 DR D GUPTA LIMITED 16 Dec 2013
    08823826 MARC WILLIAMS METROLOGY LIMITED 23 Dec 2013
    08797500 A.DAVID PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT LIMITED 02 Dec 2013
    08798145 THE CROFT 1953 LIMITED 02 Dec 2013
    08804905 MAXI PROMOTIONS LIMITED 06 Dec 2013
    08809541 EARLSWAY CONSULTING LIMITED 10 Dec 2013
    08818140 SANJEEVA IT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (SITBS) LTD 17 Dec 2013
    08824785 WANT TO CELEBRATE LTD 23 Dec 2013
    08805413 MAES GLAN 18 7 1971 LIMITED 06 Dec 2013
    08818817 LORMOR UTILITIES LTD 18 Dec 2013
    08822221 BIORAZE LIMITED 20 Dec 2013
    08797916 ARB-NET.COM LTD 02 Dec 2013
    08806185 HBS HAULAGE LIMITED 09 Dec 2013
    08817653 KSPENCE CONSULTING LIMITED 17 Dec 2013