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Company Formations in 2020: Leicestershire

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???? Businesses formed in Leicestershire during 2020

12.8% more companies in Leicestershire compared to 2019

New businesses in Leicestershire mapped

Blaby 1,035 formed

Charnwood 1,265 formed

Harborough 737 formed

Hinckley and Bosworth 714 formed

Leicester 7,286 formed

Melton 318 formed

North West Leicestershire 653 formed

Oadby and Wigston 517 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 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
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
17th 2019: 21st
Nottinghamshire
8,760
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
23rd 2019: 18th
Northamptonshire
7,534
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
410
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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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12.8

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Type of companies formed in Leicestershire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (12,257 companies)

2% Other company types (286 companies)

Other company types breakdown (286 companies)

Total companies in Leicestershire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Leicestershire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Leicestershire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

71,425

businesses registered in Leicestershire at the end of 2020.

12.8% more companies in Leicestershire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

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

Warwickshire

40,304 total businesses
4,920 formed in 2020
3,587 dissolved in 2020

Derbyshire

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

Lincolnshire

48,061 total businesses
6,475 formed in 2020
3,943 dissolved in 2020

Northamptonshire

52,017 total businesses
7,534 formed in 2020
5,208 dissolved in 2020

Nottinghamshire

56,199 total businesses
8,760 formed in 2020
4,757 dissolved in 2020

Rutland

2,257 total businesses
410 formed in 2020
113 dissolved in 2020

Leicestershire

71,425 total businesses
12,543 formed in 2020
5,797 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blaby South
27
37
10
Cosby with South Whetstone
31
78
47
Countesthorpe
22
31
9
Croft Hill
10
16
6
Ellis
22
34
12
Enderby and St John's
83
120
37
Fairestone
11
29
18
Forest
31
29
-2
Millfield
5
20
15
Muxloe
21
27
6
Narborough and Littlethorpe
18
29
11
Normanton
4
15
11
North Whetstone
21
33
12
Pastures
11
21
10
Ravenhurst and Fosse
30
255
225
Saxondale
36
72
36
Stanton and Flamville
26
51
25
Winstanley
121
139
18
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Anstey
34
39
5
Barrow and Sileby West
12
61
49
Birstall Wanlip
24
49
25
Birstall Watermead
20
37
17
East Goscote
8
9
1
Forest Bradgate
11
16
5
Loughborough Ashby
6
11
5
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern
13
27
14
Loughborough Garendon
17
27
10
Loughborough Hastings
176
39
-137
Loughborough Lemyngton
77
173
96
Loughborough Nanpantan
12
21
9
Loughborough Outwoods
18
19
1
Loughborough Shelthorpe
26
34
8
Loughborough Southfields
28
86
58
Loughborough Storer
16
51
35
Mountsorrel
17
25
8
Queniborough
12
18
6
Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle
60
124
64
Rothley and Thurcaston
33
55
22
Shepshed East
13
35
22
Shepshed West
22
37
15
Sileby
102
42
-60
Syston East
13
32
19
Syston West
46
76
30
The Wolds
23
15
-8
Thurmaston
45
75
30
Wreake Villages
20
32
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billesdon
89
10
-79
Bosworth
7
16
9
Broughton Astley-Astley
4
7
3
Broughton Astley-Broughton
10
10
0
Broughton Astley-Primethorpe
7
7
0
Broughton Astley-Sutton
7
14
7
Dunton
8
9
1
Fleckney
7
16
9
Glen
20
50
30
Kibworth
47
68
21
Lubenham
3
24
21
Lutterworth Brookfield
8
9
1
Lutterworth Orchard
9
14
5
Lutterworth Springs
68
82
14
Lutterworth Swift
21
26
5
Market Harborough-Great Bowden and Arden
57
74
17
Market Harborough-Little Bowden
18
39
21
Market Harborough-Logan
19
33
14
Market Harborough-Welland
26
51
25
Misterton
11
22
11
Nevill
10
21
11
Peatling
12
14
2
Thurnby and Houghton
25
64
39
Tilton
90
37
-53
Ullesthorpe
170
20
-150
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ambien
11
40
29
Barlestone Nailstone and Osbaston
12
18
6
Barwell
29
43
14
Burbage Sketchley and Stretton
30
59
29
Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill
12
28
16
Cadeby Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone
16
28
12
Croft Hill
10
16
6
Earl Shilton
31
46
15
Groby
19
31
12
Hinckley Castle
68
86
18
Hinckley Clarendon
37
47
10
Hinckley De Montfort
60
100
40
Hinckley Trinity
18
25
7
Markfield Stanton and Fieldhead
18
36
18
Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton
23
46
23
Ratby Bagworth and Thornton
20
62
42
Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy
13
18
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
103
232
129
Aylestone
35
104
69
Beaumont Leys
73
155
82
Belgrave
77
259
182
Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
86
168
82
Castle
533
3189
2656
Evington
67
171
104
Eyres Monsell
37
69
32
Fosse
74
236
162
Humberstone & Hamilton
101
221
120
Knighton
70
178
108
North Evington
157
496
339
Rothley and Thurcaston
33
55
22
Rushey Mead
85
258
173
Saffron
42
102
60
Saxondale
36
72
36
Spinney Hills
74
147
73
Stoneygate
110
321
211
Thurncourt
41
90
49
Troon
265
380
115
Westcotes
99
238
139
Western
55
126
71
Winstanley
121
139
18
Wycliffe
72
146
74
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Asfordby
7
12
5
Bottesford
11
16
5
Croxton Kerrial
6
9
3
Frisby-on-the-Wreake
15
10
-5
Gaddesby
9
12
3
Long Clawson and Stathern
14
23
9
Melton Craven
12
27
15
Melton Dorian
13
27
14
Melton Egerton
37
58
21
Melton Newport
8
11
3
Melton Sysonby
5
12
7
Melton Warwick
36
38
2
Old Dalby
11
19
8
Somerby
13
16
3
Waltham-on-the-Wolds
8
5
-3
Wymondham
4
23
19
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleby
19
17
-2
Ashby Castle
7
19
12
Ashby Holywell
33
7
-26
Ashby Ivanhoe
14
26
12
Ashby Money Hill
61
62
1
Ashby Willesley
29
23
-6
Ashby Woulds
8
19
11
Bardon
18
13
-5
Blackfordby
6
12
6
Broom Leys
3
1
-2
Castle Donington Castle
9
21
12
Castle Donington Central
10
15
5
Castle Donington Park
9
10
1
Castle Rock
3
12
9
Coalville East
6
8
2
Coalville West
15
30
15
Daleacre Hill
10
25
15
Ellistown & Battleflat
11
54
43
Greenhill
4
9
5
Hermitage
6
6
0
Holly Hayes
5
16
11
Hugglescote St John's
4
13
9
Hugglescote St Mary's
5
12
7
Ibstock East
10
32
22
Ibstock West
6
8
2
Kegworth
6
10
4
Long Whatton & Diseworth
12
13
1
Measham North
6
14
8
Measham South
11
13
2
Oakthorpe & Donisthorpe
4
14
10
Ravenstone & Packington
10
15
5
Sence Valley
8
10
2
Snibston North
9
27
18
Snibston South
18
23
5
Thornborough
8
8
0
Thringstone
5
2
-3
Valley
36
28
-8
Worthington & Breedon
13
6
-7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Oadby Brocks Hill
19
50
31
Oadby Grange
54
92
38
Oadby St Peter's
30
83
53
Oadby Uplands
24
47
23
Oadby Woodlands
19
39
20
South Wigston
14
42
28
Wigston All Saints
8
23
15
Wigston Fields
26
60
34
Wigston Meadowcourt
9
31
22
Wigston St Wolstan's
27
50
23

Total companies 2020 league table

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

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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
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
21st 2019: 25th
Nottinghamshire
56,199
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
27th 2019: 27th
Northamptonshire
52,017
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
2,257
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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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76.4

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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.

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

2020

12,543 formed

5,797 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

10.92% vs 2016

3.8% vs 2017

5.48% vs 2018

12.8% vs 2019