14,223 companies formed

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

A record year for new company formations in Lancashire

2023 saw Lancashire hit a new record for the number of companies formed in a single year. 14,223 was the total – an increase of 6.8% over 2022’s figure of 13,312.

This meant the country ended 2023 with 4.4% more companies in total than the year before – which itself showed 4.6% growth over the previous year. This strong entrepreneurial performance puts Lancashire at 10th on the national counties league table of company formations, a position it has kept for the past 4 years.

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