25,059 companies formed

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

Record new companies formed as West Midlands highlighted as great place to do business

A record number of company formations in 2014 saw the West Midlands further consolidate its position as the 3rd most entrepreneurial region in the UK, behind only London and Greater Manchester.

Leading the way was Birmingham with 13,138 new companies, followed by Coventry with 3,026, Sandwell with 1,982, Dudley with 1,896 and Wolverhampton with 1,804.

Our infographic examines 2014 company formations in the West Midlands and compares the performance of the region with others.