6,678 companies formed

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West Sussex climbs a place in company formations league table

In 2023, 6,678 new companies were formed in West Sussex – a rise of 8.8% over 2022. Dissolutions were slightly up as well – 5,586 against 5,240 – which meant that overall growth in company numbers was reined in to 1.9% (there were 59,896 companies registered in the county at the end of 2023 versus 58,763 for 2022). The healthy company formations figure helped West Sussex climb from 32nd to 31st in the national company formations league table, sending things in the right direction for local entrepreneurs.

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