31,900 companies formed

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

Scotland leading the rest of the UK in business growth

The number of businesses based in Scotland grew apace in 2014, with a record 31,900 new companies formed. After taking account of companies dissolved, there were 7.5% more companies in Scotland at the end of 2014, which represents stronger growth than the other countries of the UK.

Our infographic illustrates company formations in Scotland and compares its performance with other countries of the UK.