Wrexham

2014 Half Year Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.
  • The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.
  • April 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous April.
  • April 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous April.
  • The first half of 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.
  • The first half of 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.

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 2014)

    The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.

    The first half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2014 was a record first half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 311 companies were formed in Wrexham. This figure is 8.4% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 11.6%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wrexham occurred in 2014 when a total of 311 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2014311300,731
    2013287269,432
    % change8.4%11.6%
    Record Year2014 (311)2014 (300,731)

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 311 companies were formed in Wrexham. This figure is 8.4% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide figure of 11.6%.

    The highest total for a first half year in Wrexham occurred in 2014 when a total of 311 were formed.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2014311300,731
    2013287269,432
    % change8.4%11.6%
    Record Year2014 (311)2014 (300,731)
    New Companies by Half Year
    New Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    A total of 131 companies were registered in Wrexham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 17.6% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.4% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WrexhamUK
    2014131150,009
    2013159134,630
    % change-17.6%11.4%
    Record Year 2013 (159) 2014 (150,009)
    New Companies by Quarter

    A total of 131 companies were registered in Wrexham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is a decrease of 17.6% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 11.4% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WrexhamUK
    2014131150,009
    2013159134,630
    % change-17.6%11.4%
    Record Year 2013 (159) 2014 (150,009)
    New Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    New Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2014553145
    New companies in 2013525750
    % change5.8%-45.6%-10.0%
    Record Year2014 (55)2013 (57)2013 (50)
    AprilMayJune
    New companies in 2014553145
    New companies in 2013525750
    % change5.8%-45.6%-10.0%
    Record Year2014 (55)2013 (57)2013 (50)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 151 companies were dissolved in Wrexham. This figure is 14.4% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 14.2%.

    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
    2014151177,207
    2013132155,192
    % change14.4%14.2%
    Record Year2009 (194)2009 (289,245)

    In the first half of 2014 a total of 151 companies were dissolved in Wrexham. This figure is 14.4% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 14.2%.

    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
    2014151177,207
    2013132155,192
    % change14.4%14.2%
    Record Year2009 (194)2009 (289,245)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    A total of 76 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 35.7% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 22.7% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WrexhamUK
    20147694,837
    20135677,278
    % change35.7%22.7%
    Record Year 2009 (104) 2009 (181,179)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter

    A total of 76 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 35.7% versus the same period last year (Q2 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 22.7% against the same period last year.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WrexhamUK
    20147694,837
    20135677,278
    % change35.7%22.7%
    Record Year 2009 (104) 2009 (181,179)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    Dissolved Companies by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2014193324
    Closed companies in 2013201521
    % change-5.0%120.0%14%
    Record Year2009 (25)2009 (47)2010 (33)
    AprilMayJune
    Closed companies in 2014193324
    Closed companies in 2013201521
    % change-5.0%120.0%14%
    Record Year2009 (25)2009 (47)2010 (33)

Net Company Growth

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    The first half of 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.

    The first half of 2014 saw a new record in net growth in Wrexham when compared to any previous first half year.

    In the first half of 2014 the company register for Wrexham increased by 160 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2014160123,524
    2013155114,240
    Record Year2014 (160)2007 (171,296)

    In the first half of 2014 the company register for Wrexham increased by 160 companies.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)WrexhamUK
    2014160123,524
    2013155114,240
    Record Year2014 (160)2007 (171,296)
    Net Growth by Half Year
    Net Growth by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014) was 55 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WrexhamUK
    20145555,172
    201310357,352
    Record Year 2013 (103) 2007 (60,014)
    Net Growth by Quarter

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the second quarter of 2014 (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014) was 55 companies.

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)WrexhamUK
    20145555,172
    201310357,352
    Record Year 2013 (103) 2007 (60,014)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Net Growth by Month
    Net Growth by Month
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 201436-221
    Net growth in 2013324229
    Record Year2007 (39)2013 (42)2008 (37)
    AprilMayJune
    Net growth in 201436-221
    Net growth in 2013324229
    Record Year2007 (39)2013 (42)2008 (37)

UK Company Share

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    In the first half of 2014 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2013 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year

    In the first half of 2014 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is the same as the 2013 figure of 0.1%.

    Half Year (Jan-Jun)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

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

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter

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

    second quarter (Apr 2014 - Jun 2014)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  3. Monthly Data (Apr, May & Jun 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    Company Share by Month
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-4.6%-49.8%-22.0%
    Record Year1993 (0.1%)2013 (0.1%)1995 (0.1%)
    AprilMayJune
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-4.6%-49.8%-22.0%
    Record Year1993 (0.1%)2013 (0.1%)1995 (0.1%)

Director Age

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2014 was 45.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

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

    Director Age by Half Year

    The average age of a director in the first half of 2014 was 45.4.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 5.0% compared to the UK figure of 4.3%.

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

    Director Age by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2014 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

    The average age of a director in the second quarter of 2014 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 3.5% compared to the UK figure of 3.9%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 5.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Half Year Data (Jan-Jun 2014)

    The record first half year for female directors in Wrexham was 2007 when 34.5% of all directors were female.

    29.6% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first half of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year

    The record first half year for female directors in Wrexham was 2007 when 34.5% of all directors were female.

    29.6% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first half of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  2. Quarterly Data (Q2 Apr-Jun 2014)

    The record second quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 2006 when 37.9% of all directors were female.

    28.9% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the second quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

    The record second quarter for female directors in Wrexham was in 2006 when 37.9% of all directors were female.

    28.9% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the second quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.9% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM2.01%CONSULTING5.16%
    MANAGEMENT1.15%MANAGEMENT4.64%
    TRANSPORT0.96%CONSULTANCY3.50%
    CARE0.86%PROPERTY2.66%
    JONES0.76%TRADING2.03%
    CENTRE0.76%ENGINEERING1.99%
    CONSULTING0.76%CONSTRUCTION1.93%
    PROPERTY0.67%LONDON1.93%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.67%CARE1.85%
    TYRES0.67%DESIGN1.75%
    M0.67%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    CONSULTANCY0.57%BUSINESS1.69%
    (NW)0.57%PROPERTIES1.63%
    ENGINEERING0.57%TRANSPORT1.58%
    PARK0.57%GLOBAL1.55%
    COMMUNITY0.57%INVESTMENTS1.55%
    (WREXHAM)0.57%J1.51%
    BUSINESS0.48%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    MEDICAL0.48%MEDIA1.44%
    PROPERTIES0.48%ELECTRICAL1.40%
    NORTH0.48%IT1.33%
    CO0.38%DEVELOPMENTS1.33%
    CBS0.38%BUILDING1.26%
    WALES0.38%M1.24%
    S0.38%CO.,1.20%
    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM2.01%CONSULTING5.16%
    MANAGEMENT1.15%MANAGEMENT4.64%
    TRANSPORT0.96%CONSULTANCY3.49%
    CARE0.86%PROPERTY2.66%
    CENTRE0.77%TRADING2.03%
    JONES0.77%ENGINEERING1.99%
    CONSULTING0.77%LONDON1.93%
    PROPERTY0.67%CONSTRUCTION1.93%
    TYRES0.67%CARE1.85%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.67%DESIGN1.75%
    (WREXHAM)0.67%CONSULTANTS1.73%
    M0.67%BUSINESS1.69%
    NORTH0.57%PROPERTIES1.63%
    ENGINEERING0.57%TRANSPORT1.58%
    (NW)0.57%GLOBAL1.55%
    COMMUNITY0.57%INVESTMENTS1.55%
    CONSULTANCY0.57%J1.50%
    PARK0.57%ASSOCIATES1.48%
    PROPERTIES0.48%MEDIA1.44%
    MEDICAL0.48%ELECTRICAL1.40%
    BUSINESS0.48%IT1.33%
    WALES0.48%DEVELOPMENTS1.33%
    CONSTRUCTION0.38%BUILDING1.26%
    WILLIAMS0.38%M1.23%
    EDUCATION0.38%CO.,1.20%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied220261,557
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified4828,352
    99999 - Dormant Company4648,436
    56302 - Public houses and bars376,099
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3657,421
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3140,250
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2129,029
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2119,058
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles165,375
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet169,900
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation165,075
    74990 - Non-trading company1514,351
    86900 - Other human health activities1411,292
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate1410,133
    41100 - Development of building projects1310,527
    49410 - Freight transport by road139,265
    45320 - Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories111,138
    43210 - Electrical installation116,050
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified118,533
    56101 - Licensed restaurants108,585
    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied218259,495
    99999 - Dormant Company5148,126
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified4828,340
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3657,459
    56302 - Public houses and bars366,119
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management3140,375
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2129,145
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2119,026
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet169,940
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles165,411
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation165,099
    74990 - Non-trading company1514,184
    86900 - Other human health activities1511,353
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate1410,262
    49410 - Freight transport by road139,318
    41100 - Development of building projects1210,664
    45320 - Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories111,139
    43210 - Electrical installation116,091
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified118,555
    56101 - Licensed restaurants108,651

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09025743 DRAGON BEAUTY LIMITED 06 May 2014
    09030849 ELSA MEKAMENE LTD 08 May 2014
    09044934 THE FLINTSHIRE CHEESE COMPANY LTD 16 May 2014
    09049615 DANDY'S PROPERTIES LIMITED 21 May 2014
    09050454 HAPPY HORSEMANSHIP LTD 21 May 2014
    09053083 B&D JUSTICE CONSULTANTS LIMITED 22 May 2014
    09055920 KICKSTART2BUSINESS LTD 27 May 2014
    09039407 OQ MEDICAL LIMITED 14 May 2014
    09040383 BRONYFFYNNON SURGERY LIMITED 14 May 2014
    09043769 SECURIWELD LTD. 16 May 2014
    09058374 THE SANCTUARY PROJECT NW 27 May 2014
    09063380 TAX HQ LTD 30 May 2014
    09037426 WREXHAM SPORTS LTD 13 May 2014
    09038061 SS DEVELOPMENTS WREXHAM LTD 13 May 2014
    09047262 SWAN INN (KINNERTON) LIMITED 19 May 2014
    09048171 EC ROWLANDS LIMITED 20 May 2014
    09052960 OSBORNE AND SONS LTD 22 May 2014
    09055410 SAI CANDID SERVICES LIMITED 23 May 2014
    09057964 WREXHAM TYRES LIMITED 27 May 2014
    09058935 MANDERS-JONES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 28 May 2014
    09063299 NEIL THOMAS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT LIMITED 30 May 2014
    09064300 SALISBURY HOTEL (BOOTLE) LTD 30 May 2014
    09022022 AW COATING SERVICES LIMITED 01 May 2014
    09063089 OMNIA CA LTD 30 May 2014
    09022600 VEDREMO LTD 02 May 2014