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Company Formations in 2018: Cheshire

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2.6% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Cheshire mapped

Cheshire East 3,438 formed

Cheshire West and Chester 2,765 formed

Halton 792 formed

Warrington 6,243 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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Rank
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
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
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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 Cheshire

12.9

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Type of companies formed in Cheshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (13,044 companies)

2% Other company types (215 companies)

Other company types breakdown (215 companies)

Total companies in Cheshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Cheshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

78,274

businesses registered in Cheshire at the end of 2018.

2.6% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Flintshire

6,221 total businesses
1,138 formed in 2018
655 dissolved in 2018

Wrexham

4,800 total businesses
617 formed in 2018
446 dissolved in 2018

Staffordshire

48,752 total businesses
6,474 formed in 2018
4,877 dissolved in 2018

Derbyshire

46,632 total businesses
6,167 formed in 2018
4,379 dissolved in 2018

Greater Manchester

184,396 total businesses
31,875 formed in 2018
29,277 dissolved in 2018

Merseyside

65,551 total businesses
11,451 formed in 2018
8,140 dissolved in 2018

Shropshire

22,421 total businesses
2,634 formed in 2018
1,851 dissolved in 2018

Cheshire

78,274 total businesses
13,259 formed in 2018
8,582 dissolved in 2018

CheshireShropshireStaffordshireDerbyshireGreaterManchesterMerseysideWrexhamFlintshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderley Edge
60
157
97
Alsager
52
71
19
Audlem
18
22
4
Bollington
47
62
15
Brereton Rural
868
41
-827
Broken Cross and Upton
33
37
4
Bunbury
25
27
2
Chelford
37
52
15
Congleton East
56
47
-9
Congleton West
120
186
66
Crewe Central
33
59
26
Crewe East
115
93
-22
Crewe North
8
16
8
Crewe South
65
100
35
Crewe St Barnabas
9
17
8
Crewe West
18
39
21
Dane Valley
59
78
19
Disley
25
30
5
Gawsworth
24
31
7
Handforth
96
149
53
Haslington
26
40
14
High Legh
38
56
18
Knutsford
129
137
8
Leighton
13
23
10
Macclesfield Central
170
197
27
Macclesfield East
27
29
2
Macclesfield Hurdsfield
18
34
16
Macclesfield South
35
26
-9
Macclesfield Tytherington
43
44
1
Macclesfield West and Ivy
21
20
-1
Middlewich
43
57
14
Mobberley
21
39
18
Nantwich North and West
48
83
35
Nantwich South and Stapeley
50
108
58
Odd Rode
27
53
26
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley
44
73
29
Poynton West and Adlington
43
51
8
Prestbury
25
36
11
Sandbach Elworth
17
30
13
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock
14
26
12
Sandbach Heath and East
40
58
18
Sandbach Town
30
40
10
Shavington
9
15
6
Sutton
33
32
-1
Willaston and Rope
11
20
9
Wilmslow Dean Row
32
38
6
Wilmslow East
775
372
-403
Wilmslow Lacey Green
25
46
21
Wilmslow West and Chorley
153
238
85
Wistaston
31
34
3
Wrenbury
25
44
19
Wybunbury
58
43
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blacon
28
45
17
Boughton
92
115
23
Chester City
269
639
370
Chester Villages
40
46
6
Davenham and Moulton
40
66
26
Dodleston and Huntington
122
143
21
Ellesmere Port Town
36
58
22
Elton
17
21
4
Farndon
14
28
14
Frodsham
47
47
0
Garden Quarter
61
66
5
Gowy
14
24
10
Grange
20
23
3
Great Boughton
24
26
2
Handbridge Park
39
68
29
Hartford and Greenbank
32
52
20
Helsby
20
24
4
Hoole
49
60
11
Kingsley
13
28
15
Lache
32
36
4
Ledsham and Manor
26
25
-1
Little Neston and Burton
35
37
2
Malpas
18
13
-5
Marbury
61
67
6
Neston
26
44
18
Netherpool
16
21
5
Newton
24
35
11
Parkgate
31
28
-3
Rossmore
30
35
5
Saughall and Mollington
27
33
6
Shakerley
21
35
14
St Paul's
28
38
10
Strawberry
8
26
18
Sutton
33
32
-1
Tarporley
39
69
30
Tarvin and Kelsall
48
50
2
Tattenhall
26
35
9
Upton
41
34
-7
Weaver and Cuddington
48
78
30
Whitby
45
44
-1
Willaston and Thornton
13
54
41
Winnington and Castle
134
151
17
Winsford Over and Verdin
44
65
21
Winsford Swanlow and Dene
13
31
18
Winsford Wharton
39
36
-3
Witton and Rudheath
45
61
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
78
113
35
Beechwood
13
8
-5
Birchfield
31
36
5
Broadheath
26
21
-5
Daresbury
99
111
12
Ditton
34
50
16
Farnworth
49
53
4
Grange
20
23
3
Hale
8
17
9
Halton Brook
19
27
8
Halton Castle
7
31
24
Halton Lea
16
26
10
Halton View
18
31
13
Heath
39
61
22
Hough Green
16
37
21
Kingsway
20
24
4
Mersey
42
63
21
Norton North
26
24
-2
Norton South
13
12
-1
Riverside
46
90
44
Windmill Hill
1
2
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
78
113
35
Bewsey and Whitecross
1196
4721
3525
Birchwood
68
376
308
Burtonwood and Winwick
18
29
11
Culcheth Glazebury and Croft
78
82
4
Fairfield and Howley
67
95
28
Grappenhall and Thelwall
79
100
21
Great Sankey North
23
19
-4
Great Sankey South
31
38
7
Hatton Stretton and Walton
39
50
11
Latchford East
40
53
13
Latchford West
170
50
-120
Lymm
70
129
59
Orford
32
46
14
Penketh and Cuerdley
35
42
7
Poplars and Hulme
33
36
3
Poulton North
23
55
32
Poulton South
17
31
14
Rixton and Woolston
38
61
23
Stockton Heath
34
54
20
Westbrook
22
42
20
Whittle Hall
76
76
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Total companies 2018 league table

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

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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
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
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 Cheshire has changed over the last 5 years as new companies have been formed and some existing companies dissolved.

2014

10,830 formed

5,990 dissolved

2015

11,974 formed

5,482 dissolved

2016

15,328 formed

6,908 dissolved

2017

11,619 formed

6,981 dissolved

2018

13,259 formed

8,582 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

8.6% vs 2014

10.2% vs 2015

1.79% vs 2016

2.6% vs 2017