Wrexham

Q1 2015 Business Confidence Report

Headlines

  • February 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.
  • February 2015 saw a new record in company closures in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

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 2015)

    A total of 167 companies were registered in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015).

    This figure is a decrease of 7.2% versus the same period last year (Q1 2014). This figure compares badly to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 6.9% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)WrexhamUK
    2015167161,156
    2014180150,722
    % change-7.2%6.9%
    Record Year 2014 (180) 2007 (166,814)
    New Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    February 2015 saw a new record in company registrations in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    New Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    New companies in 2015476159
    New companies in 2014585765
    % change-19.0%7.0%-9.2%
    Record Year2014 (58)2015 (61)2014 (65)

Closed Companies (dissolved)

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    A total of 77 companies were dissolved in Wrexham during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015).

    This figure is an increase of 2.7% versus the same period last year (Q1 2014). This figure compares well to the UK as a whole, which saw an increase of 8.7% against the same period last year.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)WrexhamUK
    20157789,523
    20147582,370
    % change2.7%8.7%
    Record Year 2009 (90) 2009 (108,066)
    Dissolved Companies by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    February 2015 saw a new record in company closures in Wrexham when compared to any previous February.

    Dissolved Companies by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Closed companies in 2015203225
    Closed companies in 2014202629
    % change0.0%23.1%-14%
    Record Year2013 (39)2015 (32)2010 (45)

Net Company Growth

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    Net company growth for Wrexham during the first quarter of 2015 (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015) was 90 companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)WrexhamUK
    20159071,633
    201410568,352
    Record Year 2014 (105) 2007 (111,282)
    Net Growth by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    Net Growth by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    Net growth in 2015272934
    Net growth in 2014383136
    Record Year2014 (38)2003 (31)2007 (39)

UK Company Share

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    In the first quarter of 2015, Wrexham formed 0.1% of all UK companies.

    first quarter (Jan 2015 - Mar 2015)Wrexham
    20150.1%
    20140.1%
    20130.1%
    20120.1%
    20110.1%
    Record Year (since 1960) 2014 (0.1%)
    Company Share by Quarter
  2. Monthly Data (Jan, Feb & Mar 2015)

    Company Share by Month
    JanuaryFebruaryMarch
    UK formation share in 20150.1%0.1%0.1%
    UK formation share in 20140.1%0.1%0.1%
    % change-20.6%-1.4%-17.3%
    Record Year1994 (0.1%)2005 (0.1%)1993 (0.1%)

Director Age

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

    The average age of a director in the first quarter of 2015 was 44.9.

    The percentage of directors under the age of 25 was 7.6% compared to the UK figure of 4.1%.

    The percentage of directors over the age of 65 was 6.0% compared to the UK figure of 3.6%.

    Director Age by Quarter

Director Gender

  1. Quarterly Data (Q1 Jan-Mar 2015)

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

    27.0% of all director appointments in Wrexham in the first quarter of 2015 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 2014-Mar 2015)

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

    wordpercentageuk worduk percentage
    WREXHAM1.80%CONSULTING5.23%
    MANAGEMENT1.23%MANAGEMENT4.56%
    CONSULTING1.23%CONSULTANCY3.62%
    TRANSPORT1.23%PROPERTY2.72%
    (WREXHAM)1.23%CONSTRUCTION2.19%
    ENGINEERING1.14%CARE2.13%
    CONSULTANCY1.14%ENGINEERING2.12%
    M0.95%LONDON1.91%
    ELECTRICAL0.85%TRADING1.88%
    DEVELOPMENTS0.85%TRANSPORT1.82%
    HIRE0.66%ELECTRICAL1.76%
    JONES0.66%DESIGN1.65%
    CONSTRUCTION0.66%PROPERTIES1.63%
    PROPERTY0.66%CO.,1.58%
    WILLIAMS0.57%J1.55%
    DESIGN0.57%CONSULTANTS1.54%
    PARK0.57%BUSINESS1.49%
    CARE0.57%INVESTMENTS1.49%
    HOMES0.57%GLOBAL1.46%
    TRAINING0.47%ASSOCIATES1.44%
    CONTRACTING0.47%DEVELOPMENTS1.36%
    VEHICLE0.47%BUILDING1.31%
    (NW)0.47%IT1.30%
    CENTRE0.47%MEDIA1.28%
    CONSULTANTS0.47%M1.27%

SIC Data

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

    sic codenumber of companiesuk companies
    None Supplied261288,953
    99999 - Dormant Company6149,474
    96090 - Other service activities not elsewhere classified6029,218
    70229 - Management consultancy activities other than financial management4443,081
    82990 - Other business support service activities not elsewhere classified4058,522
    56302 - Public houses and bars296,355
    62020 - Information technology consultancy activities2330,825
    45200 - Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles215,392
    74909 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities not elsewhere classified2019,098
    41100 - Development of building projects1611,863
    68209 - Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate1511,600
    47910 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet1410,200
    49410 - Freight transport by road1412,485
    45320 - Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories141,147
    74990 - Non-trading company1313,794
    43999 - Other specialised construction activities not elsewhere classified139,080
    85590 - Other education not elsewhere classified126,238
    86900 - Other human health activities1213,990
    96020 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment126,815
    86220 - Specialists medical practice activities124,088

Recent Companies

  1. Randomly selected companies from this quarter

    COMPANY NUMBERCOMPANY NAMEINCORPORATION DATE
    09421450 M D COXEY HOLDINGS LIMITED 04 Feb 2015
    09427127 LES HUGHES DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED 06 Feb 2015
    09431168 THE REVIEW PLACE LIMITED 10 Feb 2015
    09437458 QUALITY SOLICITORS HOPLEYS GMA LIMITED 12 Feb 2015
    09461082 MANOR LANE GARAGE LTD 26 Feb 2015
    09419368 MW PRINTS LIMITED 03 Feb 2015
    09421071 BRIDGEWATER WORLDWIDE LIMITED 04 Feb 2015
    09425409 WEST WAY CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD 06 Feb 2015
    09440893 LESLIE CAIN CONSULTING LIMITED 16 Feb 2015
    09448643 BARBARITO ENGINEERING LTD 19 Feb 2015
    09451120 COACH & HORSES SHROPSHIRE LIMITED 20 Feb 2015
    09462446 PROVIDE SERVICES LIMITED 27 Feb 2015
    09416544 BROWNRIGG ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LIMITED 02 Feb 2015
    09417117 JDG CREATIVE LTD 02 Feb 2015
    09420343 HARTHILL HOMES LIMITED 03 Feb 2015
    09423026 MTC ANALYTICS LIMITED 04 Feb 2015
    09424763 THE DOLLY TUB (WXM) LIMITED 05 Feb 2015
    09426600 D&S (NW) TRANSPORT LTD 06 Feb 2015
    09431102 DSD TRANSPORT LIMITED 10 Feb 2015
    09442186 WREXHAM DISTRIBUTION LIMITED 16 Feb 2015
    09448071 BEBBINGTON & WILLIAMS FISHMONGERS LTD 19 Feb 2015
    09453746 MATTHEW ROSE EVENTS LTD 23 Feb 2015
    09458710 ENGINEER THIS LIMITED 25 Feb 2015
    09452171 ECO PUPILS LIMITED 21 Feb 2015
    09455982 DEBUTCH LIMITED 24 Feb 2015