6,462 companies formed

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

Record new companies as businesses continue to succeed in Northern Ireland

2014 was a record year for Northern Ireland with 6,462 new companies formed. Company formations were dominated by Belfast with 1,724 new companies, followed by 543 in Newry and Mourne, 365 in Lisburn, 349 in Derry and 253 in North Down.

Our infographic breaks down the performance of Northern Ireland and compares it with the other countries of the UK.