4,808 companies formed

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

Worcestershire ends 2023 with more companies than ever before

Worcestershire had 45,794 registered companies at the end of 2023 – a record figure. It represents growth of 4.2% over 2022’s figure of 43,964.

Overall growth was held back somewhat by a small drop in the number of new business registered, with 4,808 company formations versus 4,941 in 2022. The number of companies dissolved was almost exactly the same. Flat growth for the county, then – but it managed to keep its 35th place in the national counties league table of company formations, offering promise for 2025.

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