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Company Formations in 2017: Herefordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Herefordshire during 2017

4.0% more companies in Herefordshire compared to 2016

New businesses in Herefordshire mapped

Herefordshire 904 formed

Powys 421 formed

Monmouthshire 481 formed

Worcestershire 7,804 formed

Gloucestershire 5,447 formed

Shropshire 2,474 formed

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Companies formed in 2017 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Herefordshire

4.9

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National Average

10.0

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Type of companies formed in Herefordshire breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (857 companies)

5% Other company types (49 companies)

Other company types breakdown (49 companies)

Total companies in Herefordshire by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Herefordshire during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Herefordshire during 2017

meaning there is a total of

8,627

businesses registered in Herefordshire at the end of 2017.

4.0% more companies in Herefordshire compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Powys

4,741 total businesses
421 formed in 2017
363 dissolved in 2017

Monmouthshire

4,259 total businesses
481 formed in 2017
401 dissolved in 2017

Worcestershire

38,764 total businesses
7,804 formed in 2017
3,700 dissolved in 2017

Gloucestershire

49,129 total businesses
5,447 formed in 2017
4,358 dissolved in 2017

Shropshire

21,473 total businesses
2,474 formed in 2017
1,769 dissolved in 2017

Herefordshire

8,627 total businesses
906 formed in 2017
641 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Arrow
13
16
3
Aylestone Hill
6
8
2
Backbury
11
21
10
Belmont Rural
6
8
2
Birch
9
12
3
Bircher
6
11
5
Bishops Frome & Cradley
17
14
-3
Bobblestock
4
2
-2
Bromyard Bringsty
17
19
2
Bromyard West
8
7
-1
Castle
8
12
4
Central
49
68
19
College
7
10
3
Credenhill
18
23
5
Dinedor Hill
23
63
40
Eign Hill
13
29
16
Golden Valley North
7
13
6
Golden Valley South
8
19
11
Greyfriars
13
15
2
Hagley
17
13
-4
Hampton
8
9
1
Hinton & Hunderton
4
6
2
Holmer
11
18
7
Hope End
12
19
7
Kerne Bridge
28
22
-6
Kings Acre
6
2
-4
Kington
6
20
14
Ledbury North
9
15
6
Ledbury South
15
9
-6
Ledbury West
3
6
3
Leominster East
21
23
2
Leominster North & Rural
10
16
6
Leominster South
9
8
-1
Leominster West
3
6
3
Llangarron
11
7
-4
Mortimer
23
21
-2
Newton Farm
4
5
1
Old Gore
13
16
3
Penyard
12
21
9
Queenswood
14
12
-2
Red Hill
5
8
3
Ross East
10
17
7
Ross North
1
15
14
Ross West
22
21
-1
Saxon Gate
10
9
-1
Stoney Street
8
11
3
Sutton Walls
5
7
2
Three Crosses
12
16
4
Tupsley
5
8
3
Weobley
9
11
2
Whitecross
4
10
6
Widemarsh
48
106
58
Wormside
18
21
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Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Herefordshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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In Herefordshire

47.0

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65.1

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The last 5 years

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

2013

865 formed

504 dissolved

2014

860 formed

595 dissolved

2015

950 formed

543 dissolved

2016

853 formed

687 dissolved

2017

906 formed

641 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

3.6% vs 2013

6.3% vs 2014

2.2% vs 2015

4.0% vs 2016