6,463 companies formed

UK  771,617 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics

The number of new incorporations falls for the first time since 2016 in West Sussex after 4 years of consistent growth.

5,538 companies were dissolved in West Sussex in 2021, a 30.3% increase on the previous year and the highest sum in at least 10 years. Together with the number of new companies being formed decreasing against the previous year for the first time since 2016, the trials of yet another COVID-19 year are clear in a disappointing 2.5% growth for 2021.

With incorporations dropping and dissolutions increasing, it is not surprising therefore, that West Sussex has dropped 2 positions on the company formation league table.

Take a look at our infographic which examines company start-up activity in West Sussex in 2021. As well as summarising the area, our analysis breaks down performance by borough and even looks at individual wards.

If you want to register a company in West Sussex, you’ll find our simple company registration service helpful.