8,542 companies formed

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


2018 sees growth in new company incorporation in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire continued to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spark in 2018, with a year on year increase in the number of new companies formed. 8,542 companies were incorporated in 2018, compared to 8,325 in 2017. At the end of 2018, the total number of companies based in South Yorkshire stood at an all-time record of 58,193, up 2.2% on the end of 2017.

New company incorporation figures were impressive across South Yorkshire, with 3,504 new companies incorporated in Sheffield, 2,388 in Doncaster, 1,428 in Rotherham and 1,211 in Barnsley.

Our infographic looks in more detail at company incorporation activity in South Yorkshire 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 interrogate the performance of districts and even individual wards.

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