15,385 companies formed

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

Hampshire stays strong on company formations in 2023 – but growth has flattened off

Hampshire has kept its 7th place in the national league table of company formations, having turned in a successful, if unspectacular, performance in 2023. 15,385 companies were formed in 2023, up by 5.9% on 2022. This took the total number of companies registered in the county to 126,128 – a rise of 1.5%. Hampshire usually gives a solid account of itself in entrepreneurial terms, and 2023 was no different, with the total number of companies continuing to grow – but at a slower rate, which has flattened off over the last three years. Company dissolutions were about the same as in 2021 at 13,203. With formations staying ahead of dissolutions, Hampshire has stayed strong – in 2023.

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