5,719 companies formed

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


Strong growth in company formation in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire celebrated further growth in entrepreneurial activity in 2018, with an increase in the number of people taking the step to form a company. 5,719 companies were formed in the county during the year, compared with 5,447 in 2017 and 5,639 in 2016.

New company formation was strong across Gloucestershire, with 1,655 new companies started in South Gloucestershire, 998 in Cheltenham, 790 in Gloucester, 657 in Stroud and 643 in the Cotswold district.

Our infographic below breaks down company formation in Gloucestershire in 2018, comparing it both to previous years and other areas of the UK. As well as summarising the county as a whole, you can investigate the performance of districts and even individual wards.

If you want to form a company in Gloucestershire, you’ll find our simple company registration service helpful.