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Company Formations in 2017: Bedfordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Bedfordshire during 2017

12.5% fewer companies in Bedfordshire compared to 2016

New businesses in Bedfordshire mapped

Bedford 1,373 formed

Central Bedfordshire 2,588 formed

Luton 2,502 formed

Companies formed in 2017 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Bedfordshire compares.

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Bedfordshire

10.5

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10.0

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Type of companies formed in Bedfordshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (6,348 companies)

2% Other company types (121 companies)

Other company types breakdown (121 companies)

Total companies in Bedfordshire by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Bedfordshire during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Bedfordshire during 2017

meaning there is a total of

38,894

businesses registered in Bedfordshire at the end of 2017.

12.5% fewer companies in Bedfordshire compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

46,059 total businesses
6,384 formed in 2017
4,395 dissolved in 2017

Hertfordshire

105,506 total businesses
13,752 formed in 2017
11,826 dissolved in 2017

Buckinghamshire

64,538 total businesses
7,992 formed in 2017
6,695 dissolved in 2017

Northamptonshire

46,778 total businesses
9,958 formed in 2017
4,930 dissolved in 2017

Bedfordshire

38,894 total businesses
6,469 formed in 2017
11,232 dissolved in 2017

BedfordshireCambridgeshireHertfordshireNorthamptonshireBuckinghamshire

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brickhill
23
26
3
Bromham and Biddenham
28
42
14
Castle
246
358
112
Cauldwell
67
56
-11
Clapham
5
23
18
De Parys
64
62
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Eastcotts
18
15
-3
Elstow and Stewartby
21
28
7
Goldington
26
38
12
Great Barford
51
52
1
Harpur
68
81
13
Harrold
24
35
11
Kempston Central and East
42
47
5
Kempston North
22
24
2
Kempston Rural
37
46
9
Kempston South
47
43
-4
Kempston West
22
36
14
Kingsbrook
58
85
27
Newnham
15
28
13
Oakley
14
11
-3
Putnoe
22
22
0
Queens Park
50
59
9
Riseley
13
10
-3
Sharnbrook
28
28
0
Wilshamstead
18
26
8
Wootton
13
27
14
Wyboston
51
65
14
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ampthill
2772
87
-2685
Arlesey
55
70
15
Aspley and Woburn
38
56
18
Barton-le-Clay
34
35
1
Biggleswade North
51
61
10
Biggleswade South
57
60
3
Caddington
66
72
6
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine
59
96
37
Dunstable-Central
88
115
27
Dunstable-Icknield
32
54
22
Dunstable-Manshead
15
24
9
Dunstable-Northfields
45
77
32
Dunstable-Watling
59
67
8
Eaton Bray
12
20
8
Flitwick
61
86
25
Heath and Reach
30
764
734
Houghton Conquest and Haynes
22
17
-5
Houghton Hall
53
52
-1
Leighton Buzzard North
52
65
13
Leighton Buzzard South
119
181
62
Linslade
54
37
-17
Northill
26
29
3
Parkside
18
28
10
Potton
71
50
-21
Sandy
69
87
18
Shefford
43
53
10
Silsoe and Shillington
45
82
37
Stotfold and Langford
55
57
2
Tithe Farm
28
18
-10
Toddington
51
60
9
Westoning Flitton and Greenfield
28
28
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnfield
52
74
22
Biscot
228
328
100
Bramingham
54
76
22
Challney
104
108
4
Crawley
889
55
-834
Dallow
153
190
37
Farley
63
87
24
High Town
3303
128
-3175
Icknield
62
52
-10
Leagrave
71
85
14
Lewsey
93
69
-24
Limbury
32
54
22
Northwell
45
50
5
Round Green
54
84
30
Saints
92
122
30
South
463
653
190
Stopsley
76
159
83
Sundon Park
41
77
36
Wigmore
50
51
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Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Bedfordshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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63.0

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65.1

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The last 5 years

How the total number of companies in Bedfordshire has changed over the last 5 years as new companies have been formed and some existing companies dissolved.

2013

5,151 formed

2,952 dissolved

2014

5,953 formed

3,448 dissolved

2015

6,245 formed

3,593 dissolved

2016

13,677 formed

4,414 dissolved

2017

6,469 formed

11,232 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

8.4% vs 2013

7.5% vs 2014

27.3% vs 2015

-12.5% vs 2016