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Company Formations in 2020: Cheshire

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???? Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2020

8.3% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2019

New businesses in Cheshire mapped

Cheshire East 3,726 formed

Cheshire West and Chester 3,492 formed

Halton 800 formed

Warrington 2,970 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 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
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
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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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10.7

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12.3

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Type of companies formed in Cheshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (10,752 companies)

2% Other company types (265 companies)

Other company types breakdown (265 companies)

Total companies in Cheshire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Cheshire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

86,796

businesses registered in Cheshire at the end of 2020.

8.3% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Flintshire

6,696 total businesses
911 formed in 2020
637 dissolved in 2020

Wrexham

5,328 total businesses
730 formed in 2020
395 dissolved in 2020

Staffordshire

54,862 total businesses
7,720 formed in 2020
4,885 dissolved in 2020

Derbyshire

51,742 total businesses
7,413 formed in 2020
3,918 dissolved in 2020

Greater Manchester

207,946 total businesses
36,288 formed in 2020
20,649 dissolved in 2020

Merseyside

74,780 total businesses
13,410 formed in 2020
6,956 dissolved in 2020

Shropshire

25,603 total businesses
3,386 formed in 2020
1,761 dissolved in 2020

Cheshire

86,796 total businesses
11,017 formed in 2020
7,263 dissolved in 2020

CheshireShropshireStaffordshireDerbyshireGreaterManchesterMerseysideWrexhamFlintshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderley Edge
56
121
65
Alsager
48
144
96
Audlem
21
33
12
Bollington
42
67
25
Brereton Rural
25
55
30
Broken Cross and Upton
25
56
31
Bunbury
17
37
20
Chelford
24
80
56
Congleton East
47
58
11
Congleton West
124
211
87
Crewe Central
36
68
32
Crewe East
81
132
51
Crewe North
10
15
5
Crewe South
57
154
97
Crewe St Barnabas
15
18
3
Crewe West
21
50
29
Dane Valley
57
68
11
Disley
24
58
34
Gawsworth
24
37
13
Handforth
113
166
53
Haslington
24
36
12
High Legh
34
63
29
Knutsford
115
154
39
Leighton
23
13
-10
Macclesfield Central
161
203
42
Macclesfield East
36
61
25
Macclesfield Hurdsfield
14
27
13
Macclesfield South
24
43
19
Macclesfield Tytherington
36
42
6
Macclesfield West and Ivy
24
24
0
Middlewich
42
77
35
Mobberley
34
59
25
Nantwich North and West
53
90
37
Nantwich South and Stapeley
53
93
40
Odd Rode
27
36
9
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley
50
62
12
Poynton West and Adlington
52
72
20
Prestbury
28
49
21
Sandbach Elworth
14
26
12
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock
17
33
16
Sandbach Heath and East
27
39
12
Sandbach Town
39
46
7
Shavington
10
16
6
Sutton
27
50
23
Willaston and Rope
8
7
-1
Wilmslow Dean Row
25
43
18
Wilmslow East
219
237
18
Wilmslow Lacey Green
25
54
29
Wilmslow West and Chorley
125
231
106
Wistaston
22
40
18
Wrenbury
31
44
13
Wybunbury
44
55
11
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blacon
35
68
33
Boughton
91
115
24
Chester City
309
486
177
Chester Villages
40
62
22
Davenham and Moulton
51
60
9
Dodleston and Huntington
73
143
70
Ellesmere Port Town
38
60
22
Elton
12
36
24
Farndon
12
22
10
Frodsham
50
88
38
Garden Quarter
44
68
24
Gowy
12
28
16
Grange
15
26
11
Great Boughton
25
42
17
Handbridge Park
43
79
36
Hartford and Greenbank
38
60
22
Helsby
22
26
4
Hoole
58
83
25
Kingsley
18
27
9
Lache
23
41
18
Ledsham and Manor
28
25
-3
Little Neston and Burton
49
642
593
Malpas
20
34
14
Marbury
49
52
3
Neston
25
36
11
Netherpool
9
33
24
Newton
33
42
9
Parkgate
34
42
8
Rossmore
19
46
27
Saughall and Mollington
19
63
44
Shakerley
16
36
20
St Paul's
25
29
4
Strawberry
14
23
9
Sutton
27
50
23
Tarporley
37
96
59
Tarvin and Kelsall
39
72
33
Tattenhall
24
45
21
Upton
19
27
8
Weaver and Cuddington
52
77
25
Whitby
32
55
23
Willaston and Thornton
30
42
12
Winnington and Castle
112
142
30
Winsford Over and Verdin
47
66
19
Winsford Swanlow and Dene
25
38
13
Winsford Wharton
38
41
3
Witton and Rudheath
49
59
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
80
123
43
Beechwood
11
9
-2
Birchfield
31
38
7
Broadheath
13
27
14
Daresbury
88
89
1
Ditton
26
59
33
Farnworth
33
57
24
Grange
15
26
11
Hale
5
18
13
Halton Brook
17
30
13
Halton Castle
17
33
16
Halton Lea
11
22
11
Halton View
14
33
19
Heath
48
46
-2
Hough Green
23
27
4
Kingsway
13
39
26
Mersey
34
61
27
Norton North
20
29
9
Norton South
11
16
5
Riverside
38
86
48
Windmill Hill
6
9
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
80
123
43
Bewsey and Whitecross
1590
1424
-166
Birchwood
53
126
73
Burtonwood and Winwick
27
39
12
Culcheth Glazebury and Croft
63
91
28
Fairfield and Howley
80
171
91
Grappenhall and Thelwall
79
135
56
Great Sankey North
10
19
9
Great Sankey South
39
66
27
Hatton Stretton and Walton
34
51
17
Latchford East
36
57
21
Latchford West
43
91
48
Lymm
64
111
47
Orford
34
68
34
Penketh and Cuerdley
33
60
27
Poplars and Hulme
29
55
26
Poulton North
40
56
16
Poulton South
16
37
21
Rixton and Woolston
39
59
20
Stockton Heath
33
59
26
Westbrook
24
45
21
Whittle Hall
68
81
13

Total companies 2020 league table

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

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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
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
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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84.4

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76.4

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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.

2016

15,328 formed

6,908 dissolved

2017

11,619 formed

6,981 dissolved

2018

13,259 formed

8,582 dissolved

2019

12,221 formed

8,748 dissolved

2020

11,017 formed

7,263 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

1.79% vs 2016

2.65% vs 2017

2.34% vs 2018

8.3% vs 2019