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Company Formations in 2016: Berkshire

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???? Businesses formed in Berkshire during 2016

2.6% more companies in Berkshire compared to 2015

New businesses in Berkshire mapped

Bracknell Forest 811 formed

Reading 1,680 formed

Slough 2,081 formed

West Berkshire 1,499 formed

Windsor and Maidenhead 1,647 formed

Wokingham 1,351 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Berkshire

10.5

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10.5

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Type of companies formed in Berkshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (8,848 companies)

3% Other company types (233 companies)

Other company types breakdown (233 companies)

Total companies in Berkshire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Berkshire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Berkshire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

64,828

businesses registered in Berkshire at the end of 2016.

2.6% more companies in Berkshire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Hampshire

103,043 total businesses
14,249 formed in 2016
10,922 dissolved in 2016

Buckinghamshire

62,413 total businesses
8,523 formed in 2016
6,466 dissolved in 2016

Oxfordshire

38,413 total businesses
4,517 formed in 2016
3,529 dissolved in 2016

Surrey

95,997 total businesses
11,070 formed in 2016
10,540 dissolved in 2016

London

1,070,255 total businesses
209,869 formed in 2016
152,312 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

41,591 total businesses
11,837 formed in 2016
3,316 dissolved in 2016

Berkshire

64,828 total businesses
9,081 formed in 2016
7,364 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ascot
56
47
-9
Binfield with Warfield
77
74
-3
Bullbrook
34
26
-8
Central Sandhurst
17
37
20
College Town
22
32
10
Crown Wood
28
43
15
Crowthorne
40
66
26
Great Hollands North
42
66
24
Great Hollands South
20
23
3
Hanworth
23
33
10
Harmans Water
28
56
28
Little Sandhurst and Wellington
22
30
8
Old Bracknell
26
42
16
Owlsmoor
13
16
3
Priestwood and Garth
67
92
25
Warfield Harvest Ride
33
54
21
Wildridings and Central
30
38
8
Winkfield and Cranbourne
31
36
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
432
390
-42
Battle
92
169
77
Caversham
54
64
10
Church
38
43
5
Katesgrove
257
206
-51
Kentwood
35
75
40
Mapledurham
11
27
16
Minster
44
85
41
Norcot
47
55
8
Park
84
156
72
Peppard
50
58
8
Redlands
57
71
14
Southcote
34
55
21
Thames
67
63
-4
Tilehurst
59
49
-10
Whitley
121
160
39
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baylis and Stoke
71
133
62
Britwell and Northborough
45
90
45
Central
283
284
1
Chalvey
127
191
64
Cippenham Green
122
133
11
Cippenham Meadows
60
133
73
Colnbrook with Poyle
101
105
4
Elliman
89
141
52
Farnham
137
184
47
Foxborough
25
44
19
Haymill and Lynch Hill
95
143
48
Langley Kedermister
87
125
38
Langley St Mary's
100
102
2
Upton
154
171
17
Wexham Lea
72
102
30
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldermaston
440
280
-160
Basildon
20
29
9
Birch Copse
17
35
18
Bucklebury
31
39
8
Burghfield
37
64
27
Calcot
43
48
5
Chieveley
7
15
8
Clay Hill
29
32
3
Cold Ash
13
19
6
Compton
9
19
10
Downlands
9
16
7
Falkland
21
31
10
Greenham
57
69
12
Hungerford
71
72
1
Kintbury
20
29
9
Lambourn Valley
27
41
14
Mortimer
21
29
8
Northcroft
116
165
49
Pangbourne
42
34
-8
Purley on Thames
15
26
11
Speen
29
23
-6
St James's
0
0
St Johns
19
77
58
Sulhamstead
13
21
8
Thatcham Central
18
35
17
Thatcham North
14
20
6
Thatcham South and Crookham
34
29
-5
Thatcham West
19
20
1
Theale
84
67
-17
Victoria
107
108
1
Westwood
7
7
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ascot and Cheapside
91
88
-3
Belmont
75
85
10
Bisham and Cookham
49
50
1
Boyn Hill
100
100
0
Bray
79
114
35
Castle Without
171
216
45
Clewer East
31
31
0
Clewer North
54
66
12
Clewer South
28
41
13
Cox Green
46
48
2
Datchet
52
72
20
Eton and Castle
21
37
16
Eton Wick
11
18
7
Furze Platt
39
45
6
Horton and Wraysbury
40
66
26
Hurley and Walthams
53
73
20
Maidenhead Riverside
50
82
32
Old Windsor
24
29
5
Oldfield
155
158
3
Park
84
156
72
Pinkneys Green
43
42
-1
Sunningdale
35
56
21
Sunninghill and South Ascot
68
84
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Arborfield
10
20
10
Barkham
13
31
18
Bulmershe and Whitegates
104
126
22
Charvil
18
17
-1
Coronation
25
42
17
Emmbrook
38
67
29
Evendons
63
101
38
Finchampstead North
24
30
6
Finchampstead South
60
30
-30
Hawkedon
50
77
27
Hillside
39
62
23
Hurst
29
42
13
Loddon
36
51
15
Maiden Erlegh
46
57
11
Norreys
53
55
2
Remenham Wargrave and Ruscombe
42
53
11
Shinfield North
24
38
14
Shinfield South
65
110
45
Sonning
15
29
14
South Lake
17
23
6
Swallowfield
29
27
-2
Twyford
31
43
12
Wescott
65
98
33
Winnersh
62
78
16
Wokingham Without
38
44
6

Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Berkshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 Person people

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75.0

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The last 5 years

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

2012

7,950 formed

5,481 dissolved

2013

8,306 formed

5,778 dissolved

2014

8,880 formed

6,215 dissolved

2015

9,135 formed

6,380 dissolved

2016

9,081 formed

7,364 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.6% vs 2012

4.6% vs 2013

4.9% vs 2014

2.6% vs 2015