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Company Formations in 2015: Kent

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6.8% more companies in Kent compared to 2014

New businesses in Kent mapped

Boroughs

  • AAshford: 1,061
  • BCanterbury: 1,000
  • CDartford: 1,272
  • DDover: 527
  • EGravesham: 945
  • FMaidstone: 1,253
  • GMedway: 2,047
  • HSevenoaks: 1,139
  • IShepway: 1,310
  • JSwale: 681
  • KThanet: 942
  • LTonbridge and Malling: 992
  • MTunbridge Wells: 1,077

Companies formed in 2015 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Kent 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
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
Rank
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 Kent breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (13,648 companies)

4% Other company types (598 companies)

Other company types breakdown (598 companies)

Total companies in Kent by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Kent during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Kent during 2015

meaning there is a total of

94,176

businesses registered in Kent at the end of 2015.

6.8% more companies in Kent compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

East Sussex

61,290 total businesses
8,786 formed in 2015
4,854 dissolved in 2015

Essex

107,891 total businesses
16,147 formed in 2015
10,382 dissolved in 2015

West Sussex

47,267 total businesses
6,136 formed in 2015
4,025 dissolved in 2015

Surrey

93,699 total businesses
12,014 formed in 2015
7,623 dissolved in 2015

London

1,017,154 total businesses
198,282 formed in 2015
119,720 dissolved in 2015

Kent

94,176 total businesses
14,246 formed in 2015
9,190 dissolved in 2015

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aylesford Green
6
17
11
Beaver
7
15
8
Biddenden
13
14
1
Bockhanger
3
9
6
Boughton Aluph and Eastwell
17
162
145
Bybrook
13
15
2
Charing
18
26
8
Downs North
10
17
7
Downs West
11
15
4
Godinton
72
83
11
Great Chart with Singleton North
18
18
0
Highfield
16
17
1
Isle of Oxney
7
7
0
Kennington
8
18
10
Little Burton Farm
6
11
5
Norman
10
41
31
North Willesborough
12
22
10
Park Farm North
9
20
11
Park Farm South
8
14
6
Rolvenden and Tenterden West
12
12
0
Saxon Shore
32
46
14
Singleton South
4
8
4
South Willesborough
11
20
9
St Michaels
4
8
4
Stanhope
9
11
2
Stour
111
85
-26
Tenterden North
9
7
-2
Tenterden South
17
22
5
Victoria
120
128
8
Washford
11
16
5
Weald Central
26
50
24
Weald East
23
15
-8
Weald North
12
43
31
Weald South
26
28
2
Wye
5
21
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barton
100
182
82
Beltinge
10
38
28
Blean Forest
24
50
26
Chartham & Stone Street
10
36
26
Chestfield
23
22
-1
Gorrell
82
117
35
Greenhill
9
11
2
Herne & Broomfield
28
44
16
Heron
84
127
43
Little Stour & Adisham
19
30
11
Nailbourne
15
26
11
Northgate
19
37
18
Reculver
9
18
9
Seasalter
22
37
15
St Stephen's
43
35
-8
Sturry
41
42
1
Swalecliffe
6
13
7
Tankerton
9
7
-2
West Bay
11
11
0
Westgate
69
76
7
Wincheap
18
41
23
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bean and Darenth
24
31
7
Brent
23
48
25
Castle
79
147
68
Cray Meadows
0
0
Greenhithe
39
60
21
Hartley and Hodsoll Street
13
27
14
Heath
39
74
35
Joyce Green
28
59
31
Joydens Wood
35
51
16
Littlebrook
11
37
26
Longfield New Barn and Southfleet
40
76
36
Newtown
56
122
66
Princes
21
37
16
Stone
65
108
43
Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley
18
33
15
Swanscombe
49
197
148
Town
144
172
28
West Hill
90
133
43
Wilmington
11
31
20
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aylesham
16
16
0
Buckland
6
12
6
Capel-le-Ferne
6
5
-1
Castle
79
147
68
Eastry
27
23
-4
Eythorne and Shepherdswell
17
10
-7
Little Stour and Ashstone
19
20
1
Lydden and Temple Ewell
9
9
0
Maxton Elms Vale and Priory
12
26
14
Middle Deal and Sholden
17
31
14
Mill Hill
6
14
8
North Deal
30
53
23
Ringwould
6
6
0
River
209
208
-1
Sandwich
38
73
35
St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
11
11
0
St Radigunds
176
65
-111
Tower Hamlets
25
40
15
Town and Pier
6
7
1
Walmer
12
35
23
Whitfield
10
15
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Central
110
136
26
Chalk
2
4
2
Coldharbour
12
25
13
Higham
18
24
6
Istead Rise
10
10
0
Meopham North
18
14
-4
Meopham South and Vigo
13
26
13
Northfleet North
32
77
45
Northfleet South
31
66
35
Painters Ash
7
21
14
Pelham
73
180
107
Riverside
68
122
54
Riverview
6
13
7
Shorne Cobham and Luddesdown
19
30
11
Singlewell
65
100
35
Westcourt
26
40
14
Whitehill
22
25
3
Woodlands
20
38
18
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allington
11
33
22
Barming
18
18
0
Bearsted
25
39
14
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton
10
16
6
Boxley
35
82
47
Bridge
85
65
-20
Coxheath and Hunton
22
33
11
Detling and Thurnham
18
25
7
Downswood and Otham
3
8
5
East
51
63
12
Fant
77
98
21
Harrietsham and Lenham
20
32
12
Headcorn
14
35
21
Heath
39
74
35
High Street
187
261
74
Leeds
8
15
7
Loose
7
24
17
Marden and Yalding
29
55
26
North
30
66
36
North Downs
8
26
18
Park Wood
21
27
6
Shepway North
12
36
24
Shepway South
15
25
10
South
43
77
34
Staplehurst
22
32
10
Sutton Valence and Langley
17
23
6
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Chatham Central
54
91
37
Cuxton and Halling
15
28
13
Gillingham North
63
134
71
Gillingham South
96
192
96
Hempstead and Wigmore
28
54
26
Lordswood and Capstone
24
73
49
Luton and Wayfield
74
117
43
Peninsula
43
84
41
Princes Park
37
65
28
Rainham Central
64
66
2
Rainham North
69
127
58
Rainham South
26
50
24
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209
208
-1
Rochester East
28
55
27
Rochester South and Horsted
53
83
30
Rochester West
82
111
29
Strood North
53
99
46
Strood Rural
127
165
38
Strood South
49
101
52
Twydall
34
67
33
Walderslade
24
35
11
Watling
57
90
33
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ash and New Ash Green
18
40
22
Brasted Chevening and Sundridge
42
47
5
Cowden and Hever
10
11
1
Crockenhill and Well Hill
3
16
13
Dunton Green and Riverhead
25
47
22
Edenbridge North and East
29
59
30
Edenbridge South and West
11
32
21
Eynsford
10
14
4
Farningham Horton Kirby and South Darenth
22
16
-6
Fawkham and West Kingsdown
161
103
-58
Halstead Knockholt and Badgers Mount
12
23
11
Hartley and Hodsoll Street
13
27
14
Hextable
6
19
13
Kemsing
46
59
13
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway
4
10
6
Otford and Shoreham
19
35
16
Penshurst Fordcombe and Chiddingstone
11
16
5
Seal and Weald
40
46
6
Sevenoaks Eastern
22
46
24
Sevenoaks Kippington
14
34
20
Sevenoaks Northern
13
28
15
Sevenoaks Town and St John's
116
151
35
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
72
145
73
Swanley St Mary's
10
25
15
Swanley White Oak
23
37
14
Westerham and Crockham Hill
23
53
30
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Broadmead
7
17
10
Cheriton
109
487
378
East Folkestone
93
37
-56
Folkestone Central
141
158
17
Folkestone Harbour
11
31
20
Hythe
46
63
17
Hythe Rural
15
19
4
New Romney
29
36
7
North Downs East
23
51
28
North Downs West
37
42
5
Romney Marsh
18
18
0
Sandgate & West Folkestone
376
311
-65
Walland & Denge Marsh
20
40
20
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
21
38
17
Bobbing Iwade and Lower Halstow
22
25
3
Borden and Grove Park
14
24
10
Boughton and Courtenay
31
28
-3
Chalkwell
12
16
4
East Downs
20
31
11
Hartlip Newington and Upchurch
27
35
8
Homewood
32
52
20
Kemsley
23
29
6
Milton Regis
11
18
7
Minster Cliffs
23
25
2
Murston
21
36
15
Priory
9
12
3
Queenborough and Halfway
15
30
15
Roman
12
24
12
Sheerness
42
43
1
Sheppey Central
16
28
12
Sheppey East
13
18
5
St Ann's
13
11
-2
Teynham and Lynsted
14
29
15
The Meads
19
49
30
Watling
57
90
33
West Downs
13
18
5
Woodstock
14
29
15
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Incorporations
Net Change
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Beacon Road
13
13
0
Birchington North
6
10
4
Birchington South
9
10
1
Bradstowe
29
47
18
Central Harbour
46
50
4
Cliffsend and Pegwell
14
23
9
Cliftonville East
10
18
8
Cliftonville West
30
74
44
Dane Valley
14
22
8
Eastcliff
29
53
24
Garlinge
13
12
-1
Kingsgate
11
9
-2
Margate Central
44
95
51
Nethercourt
8
16
8
Newington
6
16
10
Northwood
53
56
3
Salmestone
21
39
18
Sir Moses Montefiore
4
10
6
St Peters
17
26
9
Thanet Villages
36
28
-8
Viking
21
256
235
Westbrook
10
31
21
Westgate-on-Sea
16
28
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aylesford North and Walderslade
35
60
25
Aylesford South
24
80
56
Borough Green and Long Mill
31
53
22
Burham and Wouldham
10
20
10
Cage Green
10
17
7
Castle
79
147
68
Ditton
32
32
0
Downs and Mereworth
14
33
19
East Malling
15
31
16
Hadlow and East Peckham
25
59
34
Higham
18
24
6
Hildenborough
24
59
35
Judd
28
44
16
Kings Hill
94
107
13
Larkfield North
16
22
6
Larkfield South
12
18
6
Medway
38
62
24
Snodland East and Ham Hill
16
17
1
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes
8
27
19
Trench
6
15
9
Vauxhall
16
22
6
Wateringbury
12
11
-1
West Malling and Leybourne
26
86
60
Wrotham Ightham and Stansted
33
47
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Benenden and Cranbrook
39
70
31
Biddenden
13
14
1
Brenchley and Horsmonden
15
25
10
Broadwater
10
20
10
Capel
13
27
14
Culverden
293
289
-4
Frittenden and Sissinghurst
5
13
8
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst
34
38
4
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
18
30
12
Paddock Wood East
47
62
15
Paddock Wood West
9
14
5
Pantiles and St Mark's
83
114
31
Park
65
76
11
Pembury
15
20
5
Rusthall
32
48
16
Sherwood
24
39
15
Southborough and High Brooms
25
29
4
Southborough North
21
25
4
Speldhurst and Bidborough
40
41
1
St James'
26
42
16
St John's
37
55
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Total companies 2015 league table

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

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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
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
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 Kent has changed over the last 5 years as new companies have been formed and some existing companies dissolved.

2011

11,670 formed

8,173 dissolved

2012

12,195 formed

7,341 dissolved

2013

12,599 formed

8,493 dissolved

2014

13,223 formed

9,162 dissolved

2015

14,246 formed

9,190 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.5% vs 2011

5.1% vs 2012

4.8% vs 2013

6.8% vs 2014