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Company Formations in 2018: Bedfordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Bedfordshire during 2018

8.0% more companies in Bedfordshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Bedfordshire mapped

Bedford 1,607 formed

Central Bedfordshire 2,577 formed

Luton 2,820 formed

Companies formed in 2018 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 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Bedfordshire

11.4

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Type of companies formed in Bedfordshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (6,858 companies)

2% Other company types (155 companies)

Other company types breakdown (155 companies)

Total companies in Bedfordshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Bedfordshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Bedfordshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

42,015

businesses registered in Bedfordshire at the end of 2018.

8.0% more companies in Bedfordshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

48,390 total businesses
6,786 formed in 2018
4,809 dissolved in 2018

Hertfordshire

111,063 total businesses
15,554 formed in 2018
12,657 dissolved in 2018

Buckinghamshire

69,301 total businesses
8,915 formed in 2018
6,799 dissolved in 2018

Northamptonshire

44,212 total businesses
7,630 formed in 2018
5,516 dissolved in 2018

Bedfordshire

42,015 total businesses
7,013 formed in 2018
4,534 dissolved in 2018

BedfordshireCambridgeshireHertfordshireNorthamptonshireBuckinghamshire

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brickhill
32
31
-1
Bromham and Biddenham
29
47
18
Castle
290
377
87
Cauldwell
61
93
32
Clapham
16
21
5
De Parys
59
56
-3
Eastcotts
15
26
11
Elstow and Stewartby
20
30
10
Goldington
38
64
26
Great Barford
44
71
27
Harpur
64
115
51
Harrold
36
28
-8
Kempston Central and East
43
51
8
Kempston North
27
19
-8
Kempston Rural
38
57
19
Kempston South
45
59
14
Kempston West
27
35
8
Kingsbrook
62
73
11
Newnham
29
35
6
Oakley
13
28
15
Putnoe
28
40
12
Queens Park
50
63
13
Riseley
24
21
-3
Sharnbrook
17
33
16
Wilshamstead
29
35
6
Wootton
19
27
8
Wyboston
47
72
25
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ampthill
60
108
48
Arlesey
55
61
6
Aspley and Woburn
35
31
-4
Barton-le-Clay
31
31
0
Biggleswade North
46
37
-9
Biggleswade South
45
62
17
Caddington
53
71
18
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine
81
104
23
Dunstable-Central
120
147
27
Dunstable-Icknield
39
55
16
Dunstable-Manshead
15
35
20
Dunstable-Northfields
54
67
13
Dunstable-Watling
44
59
15
Eaton Bray
21
21
0
Flitwick
54
69
15
Heath and Reach
49
690
641
Houghton Conquest and Haynes
14
18
4
Houghton Hall
44
44
0
Leighton Buzzard North
54
68
14
Leighton Buzzard South
127
196
69
Linslade
35
66
31
Northill
18
32
14
Parkside
26
39
13
Potton
51
49
-2
Sandy
70
72
2
Shefford
35
57
22
Silsoe and Shillington
63
91
28
Stotfold and Langford
45
78
33
Tithe Farm
12
26
14
Toddington
40
62
22
Westoning Flitton and Greenfield
19
31
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnfield
35
66
31
Biscot
209
286
77
Bramingham
52
60
8
Challney
122
135
13
Crawley
55
51
-4
Dallow
145
201
56
Farley
67
116
49
High Town
99
150
51
Icknield
57
57
0
Leagrave
83
96
13
Lewsey
95
92
-3
Limbury
35
74
39
Northwell
47
63
16
Round Green
68
95
27
Saints
94
126
32
South
424
849
425
Stopsley
75
156
81
Sundon Park
59
67
8
Wigmore
48
80
32

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Bedfordshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 per 1000 Person people

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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.

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

2018

7,013 formed

4,534 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

7.5% vs 2014

27.3% vs 2015

-12.5% vs 2016

8.0% vs 2017