8,896 companies formed

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Number of companies based in Leicestershire breaches 60,000 milestone

At the end of 2018, the number of companies based in Leicestershire exceeded 60,000 for the first time, reaching a total of 60,027. That was 3.8% up on the end of 2017, when there were 57,830 companies in the county.

There were 8,896 new companies started in Leicestershire in 2018, supplemented by a net migration of existing firms into the county. 3,998 companies were formed in Leicester itself, 1,498 in Charnwood, 782 in Blaby, 711 in Harborough, 616 in North West Leicestershire and 605 in Hinckley and Bosworth.

Our infographic below breaks down new company registration activity throughout Leicestershire in 2018. It allows you to compare Leicestershire’s entrepreneurial performance in 2018 both to previous years and other areas of the UK, with a full breakdown available by district and ward.

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