8,318 companies formed

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

Unprecedented growth for businesses in South Yorkshire

2014 was a record year for new companies formed in South Yorkshire with over 8,000 new companies being formed there. There were 3,455 new companies in Sheffield, 2,427 in Doncaster, 1,329 in Rotherham and 1,107 in Barnsley.

If the same rate of growth continues, South Yorkshire will register its 50,000th company during 2015.

Our infographic examines 2014 company formations in South Yorkshire and compares its performance with other areas of the UK.