16,109 companies formed

UK  805,141 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics

The number of new companies opening in Kent during 2022 falls for the second year in a row.

With 16,109 new businesses being formed in Kent during 2022 the county continued a downward trend in new formation activity.

With that being said, Kent does manage to hold on to position 6 in the league table of total number of companies registered by county with a growth rate for 2022 of 2.9%. Whilst modest, Kent clearly remains a favourable location for new businesses reaching a record high 130,283 companies registered in the county by the end of 2022.

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