5,050 companies formed

UK  900,006 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics

Bristol company formations growth stagnant in 2023

There was little change in company numbers in Bristol during 2023 – it ended the year with 37,161 registered companies against 2022’s 37,039. This barely moves the needle in terms of total company numbers. The same is true for company formations, with 5,050 new incorporations in 2023 versus 4,951 in 2022. This stagnant growth drops Bristol down a place to 37th in the national company formations league table.

Our infographic of 2023 company incorporation activity in Bristol gives further details about companies formed in the county during the year and how it compares with the performance of other counties in England.

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