17,063 companies formed

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Essex company formations at record high in 2018

Company formation activity in Essex was stronger than ever in 2018, with a record total of 17,063 companies formed in the county. There were 2,125 companies formed in Southend-on-Sea, 1,963 in Thurrock, 1,849 in Basildon, 1,783 in Epping Forest, 1,625 in Chelmsford and 1,502 in Colchester.

Explore our Essex infographic below for more details of companies that were formed and closed in the county during the year.

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