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Company Formations in 2019: Bedfordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Bedfordshire during 2019

0.3% more companies in Bedfordshire compared to 2018

New businesses in Bedfordshire mapped

Bedford 1,613 formed

Central Bedfordshire 2,098 formed

Luton 3,049 formed

Companies formed in 2019 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Bedfordshire

11.0

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National Average

10.9

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Type of companies formed in Bedfordshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (6,572 companies)

3% Other company types (194 companies)

Other company types breakdown (194 companies)

Total companies in Bedfordshire by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Bedfordshire during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Bedfordshire during 2019

meaning there is a total of

42,145

businesses registered in Bedfordshire at the end of 2019.

0.3% more companies in Bedfordshire compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

50,160 total businesses
6,779 formed in 2019
5,435 dissolved in 2019

Hertfordshire

113,106 total businesses
15,231 formed in 2019
12,403 dissolved in 2019

Buckinghamshire

69,470 total businesses
8,835 formed in 2019
9,133 dissolved in 2019

Northamptonshire

49,144 total businesses
8,393 formed in 2019
5,434 dissolved in 2019

Bedfordshire

42,145 total businesses
6,766 formed in 2019
6,698 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brickhill
28
43
15
Bromham and Biddenham
28
50
22
Castle
286
378
92
Cauldwell
54
94
40
Clapham
9
23
14
De Parys
57
42
-15
Eastcotts
19
21
2
Elstow and Stewartby
19
31
12
Goldington
41
63
22
Great Barford
67
66
-1
Harpur
79
126
47
Harrold
21
26
5
Kempston Central and East
36
57
21
Kempston North
13
26
13
Kempston Rural
44
58
14
Kempston South
35
73
38
Kempston West
29
32
3
Kingsbrook
70
77
7
Newnham
32
29
-3
Oakley
13
9
-4
Putnoe
37
29
-8
Queens Park
55
68
13
Riseley
19
20
1
Sharnbrook
23
32
9
Wilshamstead
26
30
4
Wootton
20
27
7
Wyboston
87
83
-4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ampthill
70
80
10
Arlesey
47
72
25
Aspley and Woburn
36
35
-1
Barton-le-Clay
34
35
1
Biggleswade North
40
51
11
Biggleswade South
56
92
36
Caddington
80
99
19
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine
76
109
33
Dunstable-Central
82
256
174
Dunstable-Icknield
51
63
12
Dunstable-Manshead
26
34
8
Dunstable-Northfields
62
60
-2
Dunstable-Watling
54
56
2
Eaton Bray
10
22
12
Flitwick
71
69
-2
Heath and Reach
1901
67
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Houghton Conquest and Haynes
7
19
12
Houghton Hall
36
54
18
Leighton Buzzard North
65
63
-2
Leighton Buzzard South
108
197
89
Linslade
48
52
4
Northill
25
33
8
Parkside
23
38
15
Potton
35
43
8
Sandy
67
66
-1
Shefford
62
73
11
Silsoe and Shillington
64
60
-4
Stotfold and Langford
51
73
22
Tithe Farm
15
32
17
Toddington
56
59
3
Westoning Flitton and Greenfield
27
36
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnfield
57
66
9
Biscot
218
288
70
Bramingham
60
96
36
Challney
104
161
57
Crawley
49
81
32
Dallow
134
254
120
Farley
70
127
57
High Town
108
158
50
Icknield
57
60
3
Leagrave
77
122
45
Lewsey
84
104
20
Limbury
57
64
7
Northwell
55
64
9
Round Green
64
103
39
Saints
109
143
34
South
557
874
317
Stopsley
72
136
64
Sundon Park
57
76
19
Wigmore
50
72
22

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Bedfordshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 per 1000 Person people

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In Bedfordshire

68.3

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70.7

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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.

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

2019

6,766 formed

6,698 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

27.3% vs 2015

-12.5% vs 2016

8.02% vs 2017

0.3% vs 2018