12,018 companies formed

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

Surrey leaps in company formations, but overall growth modest in 2023

It was a record year for company numbers in Surrey in 2023 with 12,018 businesses formed. This represented an increase of 10.2% over 2022’s 10,902 formations. The increase in formations helped Surrey achieve rather modest growth of 1.6% in overall company numbers, and helped it regain the 11th place in the national league table it lost in 2020. New incorporations per 1,000 people were slightly up to 10.6 from 9.6 in 2022.

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