Wrexham

2014 Annual Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • 2014 was a record year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any year in history.
  • The second half of 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous second half year.
  • The second half of 2014 was a record second half year for company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any half year in history.
  • Q4 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.
  • December 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous December.
  • November 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous November.
  • The second half of 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wrexham when compared to any previous second half year.
  • December 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wrexham when compared to any previous December.

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 (2014)

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

    A total of 627 companies were formed in Wrexham in 2014. This total is 12.0% higher than in 2013 and compares equally to the UK figure of a 10.0% growth compared to 529,363 the previous year.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2014627582,051
    2013560529,363
    2012524491,893
    2011446452,870
    2010376400,358
    Record Year2014 (627)2014 (582,051)
    New Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

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

    In the second half of 2014 a total of 316 companies were formed in Wrexham. This figure is 15.8% higher than last year, which compares well to the UK wide figure of 8.2%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wrexham occurred in 2014 when a total of 316 were formed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    2014316281,320
    2013273259,931
    % change15.8%8.2%
    Record Year2014 (316)2014 (281,320)
    New Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    Q4 2014 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous Q4.

    A total of 147 companies were registered in Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 4.3% versus the same period last year (Q4 2013). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.4% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)WrexhamUK
    2014147137,906
    2013141127,247
    % change4.3%8.4%
    Record Year 2014 (147) 2014 (137,906)
    New Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

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

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

    New Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    New companies in 2014525738
    New companies in 2013585627
    % change-10.3%1.8%40.7%
    Record Year2012 (62)2014 (57)2014 (38)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    A total of 341 companies were dissolved in Wrexham in 2014. This total is 25.8% higher than in 2013 and compares favourably to the UK figure of 10.8% growth compared to the previous year.

    YearWrexhamUK
    2014341367,937
    2013271332,213
    2012272293,729
    2011314314,524
    2010346342,233
    Record Year2009 (374)2009 (533,789)
    Dissolved Companies by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    In the second half of 2014 a total of 190 companies were dissolved in Wrexham. This figure is 36.7% higher than last year, which compares badly to the UK wide change of 7.7%.

    The highest total for a second half year in Wrexham occurred in 2014 when a total of 190 were closed.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    2014190190,730
    2013139177,021
    % change36.7%7.7%
    Record Year2014 (190)2009 (244,544)
    Dissolved Companies by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    A total of 84 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014).

    This figure is an increase of 18.3% versus the same period last year (Q4 2013). This figure compares poorly to the UK as a whole, which saw a decrease of 2.0% against the same period last year.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)WrexhamUK
    20148489,060
    20137190,851
    % change18.3%-2.0%
    Record Year 2009 (100) 2013 (90,851)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    December 2014 saw a new record in company closures in Wrexham when compared to any previous December.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Closed companies in 2014302034
    Closed companies in 2013272123
    % change11.1%-4.8%48%
    Record Year2009 (33)2011 (39)2014 (34)

Net Company Growth

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    A total of 286 companies were added to the company register for Wrexham in 2014. This number represents growth of 45.6% in the total number of active companies, which compares favourably to the UK figure of 36.8%.

    This number is 3 companies lower 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
    2014286214,114
    2013289197,150
    2012252198,164
    2011132138,346
    20103058,125
    Record Year2013 (289)2007 (237,353)
    Net Growth by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    In the second half of 2014 the company register for Wrexham increased by 126 companies.

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)WrexhamUK
    201412690,590
    201313482,910
    Record Year2003 (170)2003 (117,772)
    Net Growth by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the fourth quarter of 2014 (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014) was 63 companies.

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)WrexhamUK
    20146348,846
    20137036,396
    Record Year 2012 (81) 2012 (49,848)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    Net Growth by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    Net growth in 201422374
    Net growth in 201331354
    Record Year2012 (36)2003 (39)2012 (19)

UK Company Share

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    In 2014 Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies. This is no change on 2013 when Wrexham was responsible for 0.1% of all UK companies.

    YearWrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960)1993 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    Half Year (Jul-Dec)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

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

    fourth quarter (Oct 2014 - Dec 2014)Wrexham
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    20100.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2003 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  4. Monthly Data (Oct, Nov & Dec 2014)

    Company Share by Month
    OctoberNovemberDecember
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20130.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-14.7%-3.4%20.5%
    Record Year2012 (0.1%)2003 (0.2%)2000 (0.1%)

Director Age

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    The average age of a director in 2014 was 44.5.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 4.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 3.8% compared to the UK figure of 4.0%.

    Director Age by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

    The average age of a director in the second half of 2014 was 43.4.

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

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.3% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

    The average age of a director in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 42.6.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 2.8% compared to the UK figure of 3.8%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 4.4% compared to the UK figure of 4.5%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Annual Data (2014)

    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 2014 was 27.6%. The average for the UK during this time was 26.1%

    Director Gender by Year
  2. Half Year Data (Jul-Dec 2014)

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

    25.2% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the second half of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 26.1% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Half Year
  3. Quarterly Data (Q4 Oct-Dec 2014)

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

    21.7% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the fourth quarter of 2014 were female. This compares to a UK average of 25.8% for the same period.

    Director Gender by Quarter

Naming Trends

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

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM1.96%CONSULTING5.22%
    TRANSPORT1.21%MANAGEMENT4.58%
    (WREXHAM)1.21%CONSULTANCY3.57%
    JONES1.02%PROPERTY2.66%
    M0.93%CONSTRUCTION2.12%
    CONSTRUCTION0.84%ENGINEERING2.10%
    ENGINEERING0.74%CARE2.02%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.74%TRADING1.94%
    CONSULTING0.74%LONDON1.93%
    ELECTRICAL0.74%TRANSPORT1.93%
    PROPERTY0.65%DESIGN1.66%
    PARK0.65%CONSULTANTS1.64%
    CARE0.65%ELECTRICAL1.62%
    MANAGEMENT0.65%PROPERTIES1.62%
    CONSULTANCY0.65%BUSINESS1.56%
    COMMUNITY0.56%J1.54%
    CONTRACTING0.56%CO.,1.50%
    HIRE0.56%GLOBAL1.49%
    ONLINE0.47%INVESTMENTS1.48%
    PROPERTIES0.47%ASSOCIATES1.47%
    VEHICLE0.47%DEVELOPMENTS1.35%
    HOMES0.47%MEDIA1.33%
    DESIGN0.47%IT1.31%
    ASSOCIATES0.47%BUILDING1.29%
    (NW)0.47%M1.22%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied229265,608
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified5729,009
    99999 - Dormant Company5548,509
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4142,290
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified3658,068
    56302 - Public houses and bars286,285
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2230,178
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2119,049
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles205,425
    41100 - Development of building projects1811,397
    86900 - Other human health activities1512,976
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified158,761
    45320 - Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories141,146
    49410 - Freight transport by road1310,842
    74990 - Non-trading company1313,984
    43220 - Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation135,189
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate1211,212
    86220 - Specialists medical practice activities124,031
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet1210,107
    56102 - Unlicensed restaurants and cafes104,745

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09334424 UK GAS & POWER LTD 01 Dec 2014
    09334817 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES LTD. 01 Dec 2014
    09336159 CHESHIRE 1963 LIMITED 02 Dec 2014
    09336319 PSB RESOURCING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 02 Dec 2014
    09338493 STREETWORX LIMITED 03 Dec 2014
    09341507 DBP WREXHAM LIMITED 04 Dec 2014
    09345325 AM UTILITY SERVICES LTD 08 Dec 2014
    09347322 MCGOOS EUROPE LIMITED 09 Dec 2014
    09353724 DENISLAV DOBREV LTD 12 Dec 2014
    09357287 CAMBIO GLOBAL LTD 16 Dec 2014
    09358794 EASY TRADERS LTD 17 Dec 2014
    09363589 WILSON REES LIMITED 22 Dec 2014
    09367846 MANDERS-JONES IT CONSULTANCY LTD 29 Dec 2014
    09338041 EXTERNAL RESTORATION SERVICES LTD 03 Dec 2014
    09341221 COUNTRY CONCRETE PRODUCTS LIMITED 04 Dec 2014
    09351722 PAVE DIGITAL LTD 11 Dec 2014
    09370651 TG ANDREWS LIMITED 31 Dec 2014
    OC396830 HARLESTONE PARTNERS LLP 01 Dec 2014
    09349938 SOLO ENTERPRISES LIMITED 10 Dec 2014
    09334690 PHOBOS TECHNOLOGY LTD 01 Dec 2014
    09336869 GOLDLINE CITY TOURS LIMITED 02 Dec 2014
    09338888 HYDR RHYNGWLADOL CYFYNGEDIG 03 Dec 2014
    09346632 ROKESMITH (EUROPE) LIMITED 09 Dec 2014
    09352396 HERITAGE LEISURE (WREXHAM) LIMITED 12 Dec 2014
    09369586 ENERTEST LTD 30 Dec 2014