15,924 companies formed

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

West Yorkshire is the 4th most popular place to do business in the UK

Nearly 16,000 new companies were formed in West Yorkshire in 2014, 12% higher than the county’s previous best. There were 6,702 new companies formed in Leeds, 3,516 in Bradford, 2,582 in Kirklees, 1,835 in Wakefield and 1,289 in Calderdale.

West Yorkshire remains the 4th most active area of the UK in forming new companies, behind only London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.

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