25,381 companies formed

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

Greater Manchester witnessed a record number of new company formations in 2014.

2014 was a another record year for company formations in Greater Manchester. With more new companies than any area of the UK except London, it remains a great place to do business.

While the City of Manchester dominated the formation of new companies with 7,544, there were also 2,999 new companies in Trafford, 2,639 in Stockport and 2,565 in Salford. Every district in the Greater Manchester area recorded more than 1,000 incorporations.

Our infographic breaks down the performance of Greater Manchester and compares it with other areas of the UK.