11,638 companies formed

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Number of companies in South Yorkshire reaches record high

South Yorkshire ended 2023 with 73,897 registered companies, a gain of 2.6% on 2022’s figure of 72,058. It also kept its 16th place in the counties league table of company formations.

This record figure was tempered by a slight drop in the number of new companies formed: 11,638 new registrations happened in 2023 against 11,901 in 2022. Dissolutions also rose significantly: 9,819 businesses closed their doors during 2023 against 8,243 in 2022. These figures kept growth for the county flat in 2023, despite the record number of companies.

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