8,565 companies formed

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

Dorset achieves its highest ever number of registered companies

Dorset achieved a record year for company formations in the last twelve months, with 8,565 new businesses incorporated. While it couldn’t match the impressive 8.4% growth in company numbers achieved in 2022, Dorset businesspeople still kept their county ahead of the curve with a solid 3.3% growth.

This mild slowdown in performance dropped Dorset from 19th to 23rd place in the national league table of company formations, but it still has more companies than ever before – 63,266 versus 2022’s 61,217.

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