8,880 companies formed

UK  586,784 companies formed in the UK in total  View national statistics

A record year for Berkshire as the number of companies based in the county tops 60,000

Berkshire enjoyed a record year for new company formations in 2014, with strong growth across the county. The best performance was in Slough, where 1,905 new companies were formed, followed by 1,669 in Windsor and Maidenhead and 1,646 in Reading.

Berkshire remains ahead of neighbouring Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire in terms of both new companies formed and total companies based in the county.

Our infographic breaks down this performance and compares Berkshire with other counties.