7,253 companies formed

UK  780,766 companies formed in the UK in total  View national statistics

Dorset sees a huge increase in company incorporations in 2020

A rise of 4.8% in company formations in Dorset this year shows that entrepreneurship is alive and well through the difficulties of lockdown. Over 7,000 companies were created bringing the total to registered businesses to 54,841.

Despite the pandemic and the loom of Brexit there were positive signs across Dorset. Purbeck alone accounted for 1,233 companies. Poole registered 1,552 incorporations, Weymouth and Portland had 230 and Bournemouth stole the show with 2,221.

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