8,314 companies formed

UK  669,855 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics

2018 was a record year to set up a new company in Dorset

A record-breaking total of 8,314 companies were set up in Dorset in the course of 2018, which exceeded the previous best of 8,113 set in the county in 2016.

Poole led the way with 3,450 new startups. Bournemouth added 2,313, with 741 in West Dorset, 631 in East Dorset, 356 in Purbeck and 303 in North Dorset.

Explore our infographic below for more details of new company setup in Dorset in 2018, with a breakdown by district and ward and comparison with the performance of other UK counties.

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