6,474 companies formed

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

Number of companies based in Staffordshire at all-time high

Staffordshire saw a year on year increase in company formations in 2018, with a total of 6,474 companies formed just exceeding the 6,449 companies started in 2017. It means the number of companies based in the county reached an all-time high, standing at 48,752 at the end of 2018.

Company formation activity was strong across Staffordshire. There were 1,425 companies formed in Stoke-on-Trent, 826 in Lichfield, 790 in East Staffordshire, 716 in Stafford, 672 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, 605 in Cannock Chase and 590 in South Staffordshire.

Our infographic below breaks down company formation activity in Staffordshire in 2018, comparing it both to previous years and other counties. As well as summarising the county as a whole, you can look at how different districts and even individual wards have performed during the year.

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