5,223 companies formed

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


Record number of people start a company in Durham in 2018

Durham witnessed a record count of people starting a company in 2018, with 5,223 startups compared to 4,077 in 2017. At the end of the year, the number of companies based in the county stood at 28,771, up 8.3% on a year earlier.

There were strong performances across the county. 1,582 new companies were started in Darlington, with 783 in Stockton-on-Tees, 476 in Hartlepool and 2,335 in the remainder of the county.

Take a look at our Durham infographic below for further details of companies that were started across county during 2018.

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