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Company Formations in 2020: Berkshire

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???? Businesses formed in Berkshire during 2020

4.7% more companies in Berkshire compared to 2019

New businesses in Berkshire mapped

Bracknell Forest 879 formed

Reading 1,826 formed

Slough 2,801 formed

West Berkshire 1,198 formed

Windsor and Maidenhead 1,782 formed

Wokingham 1,415 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
16th 2019: 17th
Buckinghamshire
9,394
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
6th 2019: 6th
Kent
18,501
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
8th 2019: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,464
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
10th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
12,655
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
14th 2019: 15th
South Yorkshire
10,450
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
16th 2019: 17th
Buckinghamshire
9,394
17th 2019: 21st
Nottinghamshire
8,760
18th 2019: 26th
Bedfordshire
8,238
19th 2019: 22nd
North Yorkshire
8,200
20th 2019: 20th
East Sussex
8,149
21st 2019: 23rd
Tyne and Wear
7,867
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
23rd 2019: 18th
Northamptonshire
7,534
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
27th 2019: 28th
Devon
7,174
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
29th 2019: 29th
West Sussex
6,880
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
36th 2019: 37th
Durham
5,083
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,667
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
2,951
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
2,333
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
1,560
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
765
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
410

New incorporations in 2020 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Berkshire

11.5

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12.3

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Type of companies formed in Berkshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (9,655 companies)

3% Other company types (265 companies)

Other company types breakdown (265 companies)

Total companies in Berkshire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Berkshire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Berkshire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

73,492

businesses registered in Berkshire at the end of 2020.

4.7% more companies in Berkshire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Hampshire

121,331 total businesses
15,534 formed in 2020
9,709 dissolved in 2020

Buckinghamshire

73,748 total businesses
9,394 formed in 2020
6,115 dissolved in 2020

Oxfordshire

45,071 total businesses
5,363 formed in 2020
3,171 dissolved in 2020

Surrey

105,715 total businesses
11,997 formed in 2020
7,657 dissolved in 2020

London

1,338,261 total businesses
270,114 formed in 2020
118,911 dissolved in 2020

Wiltshire

39,022 total businesses
4,645 formed in 2020
3,195 dissolved in 2020

Berkshire

73,492 total businesses
9,920 formed in 2020
6,284 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ascot
26
48
22
Binfield with Warfield
61
87
26
Bullbrook
35
32
-3
Central Sandhurst
32
23
-9
College Town
27
33
6
Crown Wood
25
46
21
Crowthorne
40
70
30
Great Hollands North
44
75
31
Great Hollands South
18
28
10
Hanworth
20
44
24
Harmans Water
43
63
20
Little Sandhurst and Wellington
26
33
7
Old Bracknell
31
46
15
Owlsmoor
22
19
-3
Priestwood and Garth
68
108
40
Warfield Harvest Ride
29
34
5
Wildridings and Central
40
44
4
Winkfield and Cranbourne
41
46
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
318
453
135
Battle
110
181
71
Caversham
56
77
21
Church
42
61
19
Katesgrove
119
196
77
Kentwood
32
71
39
Mapledurham
18
16
-2
Minster
55
99
44
Norcot
50
84
34
Park
84
168
84
Peppard
46
45
-1
Redlands
49
66
17
Southcote
29
67
38
Thames
46
57
11
Tilehurst
53
73
20
Whitley
84
165
81
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baylis and Stoke
74
168
94
Britwell and Northborough
68
133
65
Central
194
381
187
Chalvey
94
252
158
Cippenham Green
65
163
98
Cippenham Meadows
81
203
122
Colnbrook with Poyle
69
199
130
Elliman
66
167
101
Farnham
67
222
155
Foxborough
29
56
27
Haymill and Lynch Hill
87
165
78
Langley Kedermister
69
155
86
Langley St Mary's
82
193
111
Upton
101
195
94
Wexham Lea
54
149
95
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldermaston
196
70
-126
Basildon
20
24
4
Birch Copse
17
18
1
Bucklebury
24
38
14
Burghfield
42
61
19
Calcot
26
49
23
Chieveley
11
13
2
Clay Hill
19
35
16
Cold Ash
16
12
-4
Compton
13
18
5
Downlands
18
30
12
Falkland
29
18
-11
Greenham
29
50
21
Hungerford
45
73
28
Kintbury
21
32
11
Lambourn Valley
21
29
8
Mortimer
19
37
18
Northcroft
129
97
-32
Pangbourne
17
39
22
Purley on Thames
21
35
14
Speen
17
27
10
St James's
0
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St Johns
47
86
39
Sulhamstead
6
16
10
Thatcham Central
37
34
-3
Thatcham North
28
31
3
Thatcham South and Crookham
29
33
4
Thatcham West
11
24
13
Theale
35
33
-2
Victoria
103
123
20
Westwood
7
13
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ascot and Cheapside
62
70
8
Belmont
67
108
41
Bisham and Cookham
50
88
38
Boyn Hill
69
104
35
Bray
87
108
21
Castle Without
91
153
62
Clewer East
20
41
21
Clewer North
38
66
28
Clewer South
16
36
20
Cox Green
39
33
-6
Datchet
43
83
40
Eton and Castle
22
27
5
Eton Wick
10
26
16
Furze Platt
34
50
16
Horton and Wraysbury
34
97
63
Hurley and Walthams
49
88
39
Maidenhead Riverside
46
85
39
Old Windsor
25
44
19
Oldfield
141
184
43
Park
84
168
84
Pinkneys Green
33
44
11
Sunningdale
37
83
46
Sunninghill and South Ascot
76
111
35
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Arborfield
14
18
4
Barkham
18
15
-3
Bulmershe and Whitegates
95
125
30
Charvil
18
26
8
Coronation
23
37
14
Emmbrook
50
53
3
Evendons
61
66
5
Finchampstead North
24
40
16
Finchampstead South
63
49
-14
Hawkedon
55
99
44
Hillside
50
59
9
Hurst
32
64
32
Loddon
33
46
13
Maiden Erlegh
41
64
23
Norreys
32
64
32
Remenham Wargrave and Ruscombe
32
66
34
Shinfield North
19
31
12
Shinfield South
50
83
33
Sonning
20
14
-6
South Lake
30
27
-3
Swallowfield
38
57
19
Twyford
33
37
4
Wescott
54
95
41
Winnersh
129
131
2
Wokingham Without
47
49
2

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Berkshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
13th 2019: 13th
Buckinghamshire
73,748
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
6th 2019: 7th
Kent
122,694
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
8th 2019: 8th
Hertfordshire
117,796
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
11th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
83,690
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
13th 2019: 13th
Buckinghamshire
73,748
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
16th 2019: 15th
East Sussex
70,311
17th 2019: 17th
South Yorkshire
65,398
18th 2019: 19th
North Yorkshire
58,526
19th 2019: 20th
Devon
57,278
20th 2019: 21st
West Sussex
56,212
21st 2019: 25th
Nottinghamshire
56,199
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
27th 2019: 27th
Northamptonshire
52,017
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
30th 2019: 30th
Tyne and Wear
47,790
31st 2019: 33rd
Bedfordshire
46,207
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
39th 2019: 39th
Durham
31,943
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
26,864
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
23,804
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
22,186
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
11,575
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,118
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
2,257

Total companies at the end of 2020 per 1000 Person people

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In Berkshire

85.1

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National Average

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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.

2016

9,081 formed

7,364 dissolved

2017

8,679 formed

7,336 dissolved

2018

9,166 formed

7,333 dissolved

2019

9,009 formed

7,831 dissolved

2020

9,920 formed

6,284 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

2.95% vs 2016

3.17% vs 2017

1.92% vs 2018

4.7% vs 2019