Wrexham

Q1 2014 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • Q1 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.
  • Q1 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.
  • Q1 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.
  • Q1 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.
  • March 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.
  • March 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.
  • March 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.
  • March 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.
  • March 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.
  • March 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.
  • February 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

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 2014)

    Q1 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.

    Q1 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.

    Q1 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q1.

    Q1 2014 was a record quarter for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any quarter in history.

    A total of 180 companies were registered in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 40.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.8% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    2014180150,722
    2013128134,802
    % change40.6%11.8%
    Record Year 2014 (180) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter

    A total of 180 companies were registered in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 40.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.8% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    2014180150,722
    2013128134,802
    % change40.6%11.8%
    Record Year 2014 (180) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter

    A total of 180 companies were registered in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 40.6% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.8% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    2014180150,722
    2013128134,802
    % change40.6%11.8%
    Record Year 2014 (180) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    March 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.

    March 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.

    February 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    March 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.

    March 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.

    February 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    March 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous March.

    March 2014 was a record month for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any month in history.

    February 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    New Companies by Month
    New Companies by Month
    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2014585765
    New companies in 2013423947
    % change38.1%46.2%38.3%
    Record Year2014 (58)2014 (57)2014 (65)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2014585765
    New companies in 2013423947
    % change38.1%46.2%38.3%
    Record Year2014 (58)2014 (57)2014 (65)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2014585765
    New companies in 2013423947
    % change38.1%46.2%38.3%
    Record Year2014 (58)2014 (57)2014 (65)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    A total of 75 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 1.3% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 5.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    20147582,370
    20137677,914
    % change-1.3%5.7%
    Record Year 2009 (90) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter

    A total of 75 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 1.3% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 5.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    20147582,370
    20137677,914
    % change-1.3%5.7%
    Record Year 2009 (90) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter

    A total of 75 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 1.3% versus the same period last year (Q1 2013). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 5.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    20147582,370
    20137677,914
    % change-1.3%5.7%
    Record Year 2009 (90) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    Dissolved Companies by Month
    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2014202629
    Closed companies in 2013391918
    % change-48.7%36.8%61%
    Record Year2013 (39)2008 (30)2010 (45)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2014202629
    Closed companies in 2013391918
    % change-48.7%36.8%61%
    Record Year2013 (39)2008 (30)2010 (45)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2014202629
    Closed companies in 2013391918
    % change-48.7%36.8%61%
    Record Year2013 (39)2008 (30)2010 (45)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014) was 105 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    201410568,352
    20135256,888
    Record Year 2014 (105) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014) was 105 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    201410568,352
    20135256,888
    Record Year 2014 (105) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the first quarter of 2014 (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014) was 105 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)WrexhamUK
    201410568,352
    20135256,888
    Record Year 2014 (105) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    February 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    February 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    February 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    January 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous January.

    Net Growth by Month
    Net Growth by Month
    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2014383136
    Net growth in 201332029
    Record Year2014 (38)2003 (31)2007 (39)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2014383136
    Net growth in 201332029
    Record Year2014 (38)2003 (31)2007 (39)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2014383136
    Net growth in 201332029
    Record Year2014 (38)2003 (31)2007 (39)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    In the first quarter of 2014, Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter

    In the first quarter of 2014, Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter

    In the first quarter of 2014, Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2014 - Mar 2014)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    Company Share by Month
    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change29.2%34.9%15.5%
    Record Year1994 (0.1%)2005 (0.1%)1993 (0.1%)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change29.2%34.9%15.5%
    Record Year1994 (0.1%)2005 (0.1%)1993 (0.1%)
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change29.2%34.9%15.5%
    Record Year1994 (0.1%)2005 (0.1%)1993 (0.1%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2014 was 45.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 6.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2014 was 45.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 6.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2014 was 45.8.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 6.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.6%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 2.1% compared to the UK figure of 3.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2014)

    The record first quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 2007 when 33.9% of all directors were female.

    30.2% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

    The record first quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 2007 when 33.9% of all directors were female.

    30.2% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

    The record first quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 2007 when 33.9% of all directors were female.

    30.2% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.4% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

  1. Previous 12 months (Mar 2013-Mar 2014)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM2.30%CONSULTING5.22%
    MANAGEMENT0.92%MANAGEMENT4.67%
    CONSULTANCY0.92%CONSULTANCY3.49%
    TYRES0.83%PROPERTY2.64%
    CENTRE0.83%TRADING2.05%
    BUSINESS0.65%LONDON1.88%
    ENGINEERING0.65%ENGINEERING1.86%
    PROPERTY0.65%CARE1.79%
    CARE0.65%CONSTRUCTION1.75%
    CO0.65%DESIGN1.75%
    CONSULTING0.55%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    TRAINING0.55%BUSINESS1.71%
    (NW)0.55%PROPERTIES1.60%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.55%INVESTMENTS1.60%
    TRANSPORT0.46%GLOBAL1.58%
    (WREXHAM)0.46%J1.48%
    COMMUNITY0.46%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    JONES0.46%MEDIA1.48%
    M0.46%IT1.33%
    D0.46%TRANSPORT1.30%
    HIRE0.46%DEVELOPMENTS1.29%
    WILLIAMS0.46%BUILDING1.24%
    CBS0.37%M1.21%
    MOT0.37%CAPITAL1.20%
    SAFETY0.37%ELECTRICAL1.19%
    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM2.31%CONSULTING5.23%
    CONSULTANCY0.92%MANAGEMENT4.69%
    MANAGEMENT0.92%CONSULTANCY3.49%
    TYRES0.83%PROPERTY2.64%
    CENTRE0.83%TRADING2.05%
    CARE0.74%LONDON1.90%
    BUSINESS0.65%ENGINEERING1.87%
    ENGINEERING0.65%CARE1.80%
    CO0.65%CONSTRUCTION1.76%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.55%DESIGN1.75%
    CONSULTING0.55%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    TRAINING0.55%BUSINESS1.71%
    PROPERTY0.55%PROPERTIES1.60%
    (NW)0.55%INVESTMENTS1.60%
    COMMUNITY0.46%GLOBAL1.59%
    JONES0.46%MEDIA1.49%
    M0.46%J1.49%
    HIRE0.46%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    WILLIAMS0.46%IT1.34%
    D0.46%TRANSPORT1.30%
    TRANSPORT0.46%DEVELOPMENTS1.29%
    (WREXHAM)0.46%BUILDING1.24%
    NORTH0.37%CAPITAL1.21%
    ELECTRICAL0.37%M1.21%
    PARK0.37%ELECTRICAL1.19%
    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM2.31%CONSULTING5.23%
    CONSULTANCY0.92%MANAGEMENT4.69%
    MANAGEMENT0.92%CONSULTANCY3.49%
    CENTRE0.83%PROPERTY2.64%
    TYRES0.83%TRADING2.04%
    CARE0.74%LONDON1.90%
    BUSINESS0.65%ENGINEERING1.87%
    ENGINEERING0.65%CARE1.80%
    CO0.65%CONSTRUCTION1.77%
    CONSULTING0.55%DESIGN1.75%
    TRAINING0.55%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    PROPERTY0.55%BUSINESS1.71%
    (NW)0.55%PROPERTIES1.60%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.55%INVESTMENTS1.59%
    (WREXHAM)0.55%GLOBAL1.59%
    JONES0.46%MEDIA1.49%
    D0.46%J1.48%
    WILLIAMS0.46%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    TRANSPORT0.46%IT1.34%
    COMMUNITY0.46%TRANSPORT1.30%
    HIRE0.46%DEVELOPMENTS1.29%
    NORTH0.46%BUILDING1.24%
    M0.46%CAPITAL1.21%
    CONSTRUCTION0.37%M1.20%
    ELECTRICAL0.37%ELECTRICAL1.19%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied214280,210
    99999 - Dormant Company4647,084
    56302 - Public houses and bars385,732
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified3826,700
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3437,882
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3456,411
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2218,491
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities1927,750
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation174,866
    74990 - Non-trading company1614,135
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles165,130
    86900 - Other human health activities1410,273
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet139,358
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate139,284
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings126,559
    49410 - Freight transport by road128,014
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified118,155
    41100 - Development of building projects109,855
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment106,236
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets95,988
    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied191254,725
    99999 - Dormant Company4648,100
    56302 - Public houses and bars416,008
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified3927,652
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3639,157
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3657,654
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2219,018
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2028,692
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation175,062
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles175,360
    74990 - Non-trading company1614,336
    86900 - Other human health activities1510,681
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate139,713
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet139,673
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings126,890
    41100 - Development of building projects1210,295
    49410 - Freight transport by road128,584
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified118,495
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets106,203
    43210 - Electrical installation96,100
    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied191254,441
    99999 - Dormant Company5047,692
    56302 - Public houses and bars406,009
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified3927,543
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3639,242
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3657,543
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2218,956
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2028,770
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles175,385
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation175,079
    86900 - Other human health activities1610,715
    74990 - Non-trading company1614,142
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet139,695
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate139,832
    41202 - Construction of domestic buildings126,917
    49410 - Freight transport by road128,608
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified118,503
    41100 - Development of building projects1110,399
    56101 - Licensed restaurants98,390
    47990 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets96,198

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    08933763 NATURESPY 11 Mar 2014
    08937421 BRIGHTSPARKS 4KIDS LIMITED 13 Mar 2014
    08942877 ACTR SERVICES LIMITED 17 Mar 2014
    08945477 WREXHAM COMMUNITY CHOIR C.I.C. 18 Mar 2014
    08951546 SMARTS ELECTRICAL SERVICES LIMITED 21 Mar 2014
    08956415 THE SHACK CHESTER LIMITED 24 Mar 2014
    08957555 A O'NEILL (CHEF) LIMITED 25 Mar 2014
    08958162 ZIWENGA HEALTH LTD 25 Mar 2014
    08933853 REBEKAH MCEVOY LTD 11 Mar 2014
    08942132 M & M JONES DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED 17 Mar 2014
    08947483 ESSENTIALS MAG LIMITED 19 Mar 2014
    08948646 GRESFORD AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY LIBRARY 19 Mar 2014
    08959784 KAREN HANMER LIMITED 26 Mar 2014
    08961532 HELEN CUTLER CONTRACTING LIMITED 27 Mar 2014
    08968249 RUBY RED IT RECRUITMENT LIMITED 31 Mar 2014
    08949491 GRIFFINSTOR LIMITED 20 Mar 2014
    08950743 JDC ACCOUNTANCY & TAXATION SERVICES LIMITED 20 Mar 2014
    08953170 NORTH EAST WALES SINFONIA C.I.C. 21 Mar 2014
    08954887 SHARPIX LTD 24 Mar 2014
    08964332 HOLT COASTAL CONSULTANTS LIMITED 28 Mar 2014
    08920032 R.T. JESSON LIMITED 03 Mar 2014
    08923001 INTERNET SUPERMARKET LTD 05 Mar 2014
    08924284 SC JONES LIMITED 05 Mar 2014
    08931276 SUPERSONIC RECORDS LIMITED 10 Mar 2014
    08937710 R.D.J & CO (WREXHAM) LIMITED 13 Mar 2014