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
    09375573 SITE SOLUTIONS HIRE LIMITED 06 Jan 2015
    09378610 DIVINE BY DESIGN LIMITED 08 Jan 2015
    09386781 TAYLORBROWN THINKING LIMITED 13 Jan 2015
    09388048 KAM - KNIGHTS OF ANGLESEY MOTORSPORT LTD 14 Jan 2015
    09373737 ANGELTECCIES LIMITED 05 Jan 2015
    09377206 GRONNOW LIMITED 07 Jan 2015
    09380885 NATURALEMPOWERMENTPRACTICE LTD 09 Jan 2015
    09389570 CENTRE FOR WORK BASED LEARNING LIMITED 15 Jan 2015
    09390210 GREY BEAR SOLUTIONS LTD 15 Jan 2015
    09390460 BLUQUBE AUTOMATION LIMITED 15 Jan 2015
    09413455 BLANCHWOOD DEVELOPMENTS LTD 30 Jan 2015
    09373898 SIMON HUNTER ELECTRICAL LIMITED 05 Jan 2015
    09376593 S & S LANHAM LIMITED 06 Jan 2015
    09376773 ROSEMARY NURSERIES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED 07 Jan 2015
    09381664 ALPINE GAS ENGINEERS LIMITED 09 Jan 2015
    09381894 THEO DAVIES & SONS LIMITED 09 Jan 2015
    09388784 APRILKISSES LIMITED 14 Jan 2015
    09390357 WHM TRADING LIMITED 15 Jan 2015
    09392251 COOPE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS LTD 16 Jan 2015
    09400063 ANNYALLA CHICKS FARMS LIMITED 21 Jan 2015
    09412693 CMG CARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED 29 Jan 2015
    09412781 HARTHILL ESTATES LIMITED 29 Jan 2015
    09371148 DANIEL FRY MEDICAL LTD 02 Jan 2015
    09381963 SIRIUS INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LIMITED 09 Jan 2015
    09397313 GD TECHNOLOGY LTD 20 Jan 2015