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Company Formations in 2015: Cheshire

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???? Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2015

8.6% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2014

New businesses in Cheshire mapped

Cheshire East 3,850 formed

Cheshire West and Chester 2,452 formed

Halton 646 formed

Warrington 5,026 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
18th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
7,712
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
20th 2014: 17th
Nottinghamshire
6,908
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
24th 2014: 26th
Bedfordshire
6,245
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
27th 2014: 28th
Tyne and Wear
6,042
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
38th 2014: 37th
Durham
3,834
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
42nd 2014: 41st
Cornwall
2,392
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cumbria
2,166
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
1,289
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
194

New incorporations in 2015 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Cheshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (11,761 companies)

2% Other company types (213 companies)

Other company types breakdown (213 companies)

Total companies in Cheshire by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Cheshire during 2015

meaning there is a total of

67,995

businesses registered in Cheshire at the end of 2015.

8.6% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Flintshire

5,032 total businesses
741 formed in 2015
490 dissolved in 2015

Wrexham

3,937 total businesses
587 formed in 2015
337 dissolved in 2015

Staffordshire

44,125 total businesses
6,375 formed in 2015
3,827 dissolved in 2015

Derbyshire

43,692 total businesses
7,414 formed in 2015
3,457 dissolved in 2015

Greater Manchester

156,025 total businesses
28,265 formed in 2015
18,047 dissolved in 2015

Merseyside

56,875 total businesses
9,857 formed in 2015
5,930 dissolved in 2015

Shropshire

19,451 total businesses
2,416 formed in 2015
1,432 dissolved in 2015

Cheshire

67,995 total businesses
11,974 formed in 2015
5,482 dissolved in 2015

CheshireShropshireStaffordshireDerbyshireGreaterManchesterMerseysideWrexhamFlintshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderley Edge
42
86
44
Alsager
40
72
32
Audlem
15
33
18
Bollington
38
78
40
Brereton Rural
29
38
9
Broken Cross and Upton
13
38
25
Bunbury
16
25
9
Chelford
30
63
33
Congleton East
38
45
7
Congleton West
97
188
91
Crewe Central
17
47
30
Crewe East
66
113
47
Crewe North
6
6
0
Crewe South
32
65
33
Crewe St Barnabas
7
20
13
Crewe West
19
22
3
Dane Valley
48
65
17
Disley
14
26
12
Gawsworth
20
35
15
Handforth
113
153
40
Haslington
48
35
-13
High Legh
27
41
14
Knutsford
100
208
108
Leighton
15
24
9
Macclesfield Central
157
262
105
Macclesfield East
22
32
10
Macclesfield Hurdsfield
75
30
-45
Macclesfield South
19
45
26
Macclesfield Tytherington
46
93
47
Macclesfield West and Ivy
18
24
6
Middlewich
39
55
16
Mobberley
17
44
27
Nantwich North and West
59
80
21
Nantwich South and Stapeley
49
96
47
Odd Rode
14
36
22
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley
35
56
21
Poynton West and Adlington
49
59
10
Prestbury
27
43
16
Sandbach Elworth
14
20
6
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock
11
17
6
Sandbach Heath and East
34
53
19
Sandbach Town
38
53
15
Shavington
4
12
8
Sutton
25
45
20
Willaston and Rope
8
15
7
Wilmslow Dean Row
24
48
24
Wilmslow East
313
816
503
Wilmslow Lacey Green
21
38
17
Wilmslow West and Chorley
115
150
35
Wistaston
17
35
18
Wrenbury
33
33
0
Wybunbury
23
51
28
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blacon
27
38
11
Boughton
74
101
27
Chester City
167
283
116
Chester Villages
31
61
30
Davenham and Moulton
34
70
36
Dodleston and Huntington
84
227
143
Ellesmere Port Town
29
53
24
Elton
16
23
7
Farndon
11
18
7
Frodsham
23
46
23
Garden Quarter
40
56
16
Gowy
15
30
15
Grange
11
31
20
Great Boughton
21
48
27
Handbridge Park
33
46
13
Hartford and Greenbank
30
37
7
Helsby
7
16
9
Hoole
47
36
-11
Kingsley
17
30
13
Lache
19
36
17
Ledsham and Manor
17
16
-1
Little Neston and Burton
26
62
36
Malpas
11
24
13
Marbury
52
79
27
Neston
29
28
-1
Netherpool
15
14
-1
Newton
34
40
6
Parkgate
21
25
4
Rossmore
27
38
11
Saughall and Mollington
17
40
23
Shakerley
13
77
64
St Paul's
17
39
22
Strawberry
10
15
5
Sutton
25
45
20
Tarporley
31
85
54
Tarvin and Kelsall
26
49
23
Tattenhall
36
29
-7
Upton
26
34
8
Weaver and Cuddington
38
59
21
Whitby
24
54
30
Willaston and Thornton
19
31
12
Winnington and Castle
73
158
85
Winsford Over and Verdin
31
52
21
Winsford Swanlow and Dene
13
25
12
Winsford Wharton
15
40
25
Witton and Rudheath
32
59
27
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
62
95
33
Beechwood
14
10
-4
Birchfield
21
41
20
Broadheath
11
39
28
Daresbury
34
65
31
Ditton
24
43
19
Farnworth
43
63
20
Grange
11
31
20
Hale
9
10
1
Halton Brook
4
21
17
Halton Castle
23
23
0
Halton Lea
12
20
8
Halton View
12
31
19
Heath
19
43
24
Hough Green
16
13
-3
Kingsway
6
21
15
Mersey
39
43
4
Norton North
10
37
27
Norton South
3
22
19
Riverside
20
47
27
Windmill Hill
1
2
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
62
95
33
Bewsey and Whitecross
798
3693
2895
Birchwood
61
127
66
Burtonwood and Winwick
24
42
18
Culcheth Glazebury and Croft
50
92
42
Fairfield and Howley
69
114
45
Grappenhall and Thelwall
67
122
55
Great Sankey North
13
26
13
Great Sankey South
17
38
21
Hatton Stretton and Walton
13
33
20
Latchford East
15
38
23
Latchford West
25
65
40
Lymm
108
121
13
Orford
30
39
9
Penketh and Cuerdley
14
48
34
Poplars and Hulme
23
38
15
Poulton North
21
51
30
Poulton South
13
22
9
Rixton and Woolston
32
53
21
Stockton Heath
43
72
29
Westbrook
29
42
13
Whittle Hall
49
84
35

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Cheshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
17th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
48,126
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
26th 2014: 24th
Nottinghamshire
43,336
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
31st 2014: 31st
Tyne and Wear
36,643
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bedfordshire
34,911
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
39th 2014: 39th
Durham
24,091
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
42nd 2014: 42nd
Cumbria
19,348
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cornwall
18,859
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
9,370
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
1,677

Total companies at the end of 2015 per 1000 Person people

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The last 5 years

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

2011

6,881 formed

4,507 dissolved

2012

8,153 formed

3,870 dissolved

2013

9,868 formed

4,559 dissolved

2014

10,830 formed

5,990 dissolved

2015

11,974 formed

5,482 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

8.9% vs 2011

10.1% vs 2012

8.4% vs 2013

8.6% vs 2014