2,686 companies formed

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

Cumbrian entrepreneurs show resilience to make 2023 a record year for company numbers

Despite business challenges like rising costs and interest rates, Cumbria’s entrepreneurs gave a resilient performance in 2023. At the end of last year there was a record number of companies registered in Cumbria: 23,719, or 700 more than at the end of 2023, representing a rise of 3.1% year on year.

Being a rural country with a relatively sparse population it’s not surprising that Cumbria came out 43rd in the English counties league table of company numbers. But it has shown healthy growth in the years since the pandemic – a strong performance in the face of tepid consumer confidence due to the cost of living crisis.

Our infographic of 2023 company incorporation activity in Cumbria 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 Cumbria, you’ll find our simple online company registration service helpful.