6,304 companies formed

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

It was a record year for new companies formed in Dorset in 2014.

2014 was a record year for Dorset, with more companies formed in the county than in any previous year. There were 2,028 new company formations in Poole and 1,728 in Bournemouth.

There are now 34% more companies registered in Dorset than 5 years ago and more new company formations and existing companies than each of Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Our infographic examines 2014 company formations in Dorset and compares the performance of the county with others.