9,952 companies formed

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

A successful year for company formations in Cheshire – but slower growth than last year

At the end of 2023 there were 82,175 companies registered in Cheshire. This is slightly up on 2022 but down on 2021 by 1.5%. Company formations show a similarly mixed picture, with 9,952 in 2023 versus 9,335 in 2022 but 9,800 in 2021. Cheshire keeps its 15th place in the national league table of company formations but again, it was doing better at 13th in 2021. Good news is that formations per 1,000 people are slightly up at 9.7 versus 2022’s 9.1 and 2021’s 9.5.

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

If you’d like to start a new company in Cheshire, you’ll find our simple online company registration service helpful.