9,605 companies formed
771,617 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics
Entrepreneurial spirit evident in Berkshire company formation numbers
Whilst Berkshire was unable to continue the exceptional pace of company incorporations set in 2020, with 9,605 new businesses formed in 2021 the entrepreneurial spirit was still very much alive. However, the trials of yet another Covid year can also be seen in the number of businesses that ceased trading. In 2021, 8,449 companies were dissolved in Berkshire, 34.5% more closures than the preceding year.
Despite these challenges the total number of companies registered in Berkshire grew to 75,011 by the end of 2021. Whilst this annual growth of 2.1% slightly underperformed the UK average of 3.5%, Berkshire nevertheless moved up two places to 13th position in the league table of total number of companies registered by county.
Take a look at our Berkshire infographic below for further details of companies that were started across the county during 2021.
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