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Company Formations in 2019: Leicestershire

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5.5% more companies in Leicestershire compared to 2018

New businesses in Leicestershire mapped

Blaby 780 formed

Charnwood 1,171 formed

Harborough 1,059 formed

Hinckley and Bosworth 862 formed

Leicester 5,059 formed

Melton 315 formed

North West Leicestershire 1,113 formed

Oadby and Wigston 448 formed

Companies formed in 2019 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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11.0

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Type of companies formed in Leicestershire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (10,608 companies)

2% Other company types (217 companies)

Other company types breakdown (217 companies)

Total companies in Leicestershire by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Leicestershire during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Leicestershire during 2019

meaning there is a total of

63,315

businesses registered in Leicestershire at the end of 2019.

5.5% more companies in Leicestershire compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

51,758 total businesses
6,927 formed in 2019
5,118 dissolved in 2019

Warwickshire

38,998 total businesses
5,256 formed in 2019
4,003 dissolved in 2019

Derbyshire

48,355 total businesses
6,522 formed in 2019
5,119 dissolved in 2019

Lincolnshire

45,109 total businesses
6,042 formed in 2019
4,846 dissolved in 2019

Northamptonshire

49,144 total businesses
8,393 formed in 2019
5,434 dissolved in 2019

Nottinghamshire

51,677 total businesses
7,348 formed in 2019
6,195 dissolved in 2019

Rutland

1,904 total businesses
230 formed in 2019
165 dissolved in 2019

Leicestershire

63,315 total businesses
10,825 formed in 2019
8,301 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blaby South
33
40
7
Cosby with South Whetstone
48
50
2
Countesthorpe
16
22
6
Croft Hill
9
12
3
Ellis
22
39
17
Enderby and St John's
67
101
34
Fairestone
15
25
10
Forest
20
41
21
Millfield
5
11
6
Muxloe
25
28
3
Narborough and Littlethorpe
15
22
7
Normanton
13
12
-1
North Whetstone
17
24
7
Pastures
16
16
0
Ravenhurst and Fosse
49
79
30
Saxondale
54
75
21
Stanton and Flamville
25
40
15
Winstanley
119
143
24
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Anstey
27
41
14
Barrow and Sileby West
23
24
1
Birstall Wanlip
19
44
25
Birstall Watermead
34
35
1
East Goscote
5
6
1
Forest Bradgate
11
40
29
Loughborough Ashby
10
20
10
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern
20
28
8
Loughborough Garendon
10
21
11
Loughborough Hastings
44
42
-2
Loughborough Lemyngton
105
130
25
Loughborough Nanpantan
19
25
6
Loughborough Outwoods
15
24
9
Loughborough Shelthorpe
38
45
7
Loughborough Southfields
48
80
32
Loughborough Storer
19
30
11
Mountsorrel
27
35
8
Queniborough
9
16
7
Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle
54
120
66
Rothley and Thurcaston
215
47
-168
Shepshed East
24
21
-3
Shepshed West
25
37
12
Sileby
135
49
-86
Syston East
35
36
1
Syston West
51
51
0
The Wolds
16
37
21
Thurmaston
51
60
9
Wreake Villages
22
27
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billesdon
9
11
2
Bosworth
12
17
5
Broughton Astley-Astley
5
11
6
Broughton Astley-Broughton
9
13
4
Broughton Astley-Primethorpe
7
11
4
Broughton Astley-Sutton
2
10
8
Dunton
12
9
-3
Fleckney
12
11
-1
Glen
36
39
3
Kibworth
41
56
15
Lubenham
19
22
3
Lutterworth Brookfield
6
6
0
Lutterworth Orchard
12
16
4
Lutterworth Springs
77
88
11
Lutterworth Swift
14
21
7
Market Harborough-Great Bowden and Arden
49
209
160
Market Harborough-Little Bowden
29
30
1
Market Harborough-Logan
18
29
11
Market Harborough-Welland
36
40
4
Misterton
23
15
-8
Nevill
7
7
0
Peatling
15
29
14
Thurnby and Houghton
28
296
268
Tilton
66
48
-18
Ullesthorpe
128
15
-113
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ambien
13
40
27
Barlestone Nailstone and Osbaston
13
14
1
Barwell
42
42
0
Burbage Sketchley and Stretton
30
40
10
Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill
13
25
12
Cadeby Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone
34
17
-17
Croft Hill
9
12
3
Earl Shilton
42
42
0
Groby
15
32
17
Hinckley Castle
71
87
16
Hinckley Clarendon
27
42
15
Hinckley De Montfort
42
135
93
Hinckley Trinity
27
30
3
Markfield Stanton and Fieldhead
21
34
13
Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton
38
40
2
Ratby Bagworth and Thornton
26
222
196
Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy
8
20
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
141
222
81
Aylestone
58
67
9
Beaumont Leys
112
131
19
Belgrave
134
184
50
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
115
425
310
Castle
2209
1261
-948
Evington
70
152
82
Eyres Monsell
37
50
13
Fosse
120
172
52
Humberstone & Hamilton
111
213
102
Knighton
72
169
97
North Evington
228
614
386
Rothley and Thurcaston
215
47
-168
Rushey Mead
93
130
37
Saffron
61
78
17
Saxondale
54
75
21
Spinney Hills
66
128
62
Stoneygate
150
211
61
Thurncourt
33
54
21
Troon
284
387
103
Westcotes
124
193
69
Western
80
88
8
Winstanley
119
143
24
Wycliffe
97
130
33
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Asfordby
6
5
-1
Bottesford
11
26
15
Croxton Kerrial
1
12
11
Frisby-on-the-Wreake
3
11
8
Gaddesby
6
15
9
Long Clawson and Stathern
17
20
3
Melton Craven
19
32
13
Melton Dorian
18
24
6
Melton Egerton
58
66
8
Melton Newport
9
13
4
Melton Sysonby
7
15
8
Melton Warwick
32
39
7
Old Dalby
5
16
11
Somerby
12
11
-1
Waltham-on-the-Wolds
8
2
-6
Wymondham
15
8
-7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleby
11
19
8
Ashby Castle
8
15
7
Ashby Holywell
27
18
-9
Ashby Ivanhoe
26
38
12
Ashby Money Hill
44
58
14
Ashby Willesley
16
32
16
Ashby Woulds
12
15
3
Bardon
15
10
-5
Blackfordby
3
13
10
Broom Leys
3
1
-2
Castle Donington Castle
10
21
11
Castle Donington Central
13
19
6
Castle Donington Park
7
4
-3
Castle Rock
8
9
1
Coalville East
6
11
5
Coalville West
33
35
2
Daleacre Hill
30
22
-8
Ellistown & Battleflat
10
15
5
Greenhill
6
13
7
Hermitage
8
12
4
Holly Hayes
16
9
-7
Hugglescote St John's
7
9
2
Hugglescote St Mary's
4
11
7
Ibstock East
24
13
-11
Ibstock West
4
4
0
Kegworth
16
19
3
Long Whatton & Diseworth
14
15
1
Measham North
15
17
2
Measham South
2
12
10
Oakthorpe & Donisthorpe
4
14
10
Ravenstone & Packington
9
9
0
Sence Valley
8
15
7
Snibston North
18
32
14
Snibston South
14
495
481
Thornborough
3
8
5
Thringstone
7
7
0
Valley
15
27
12
Worthington & Breedon
16
17
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Oadby Brocks Hill
21
36
15
Oadby Grange
73
81
8
Oadby St Peter's
41
75
34
Oadby Uplands
19
36
17
Oadby Woodlands
35
37
2
South Wigston
35
32
-3
Wigston All Saints
29
19
-10
Wigston Fields
38
64
26
Wigston Meadowcourt
12
18
6
Wigston St Wolstan's
38
50
12

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Leicestershire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 per 1000 Person people

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In Leicestershire

64.6

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70.7

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The last 5 years

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

2015

7,712 formed

4,538 dissolved

2016

8,307 formed

5,713 dissolved

2017

10,566 formed

6,061 dissolved

2018

8,896 formed

8,358 dissolved

2019

10,825 formed

8,301 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

8.3% vs 2015

10.92% vs 2016

3.8% vs 2017

5.5% vs 2018