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Company Formations in 2015: Norfolk

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6.9% more companies in Norfolk compared to 2014

New businesses in Norfolk mapped

Breckland 591 formed

Broadland 579 formed

Great Yarmouth 423 formed

King's Lynn and West Norfolk 625 formed

North Norfolk 322 formed

Norwich 1,163 formed

South Norfolk 593 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Norfolk 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
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
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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
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

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Type of companies formed in Norfolk breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,181 companies)

3% Other company types (115 companies)

Other company types breakdown (115 companies)

Total companies in Norfolk by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Norfolk during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Norfolk during 2015

meaning there is a total of

32,493

businesses registered in Norfolk at the end of 2015.

6.9% more companies in Norfolk compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

41,403 total businesses
6,235 formed in 2015
3,619 dissolved in 2015

Suffolk

30,944 total businesses
4,031 formed in 2015
2,423 dissolved in 2015

Lincolnshire

39,944 total businesses
5,879 formed in 2015
3,577 dissolved in 2015

Norfolk

32,493 total businesses
4,296 formed in 2015
2,441 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints & Wayland
18
14
-4
Ashill
4
9
5
Attleborough Burgh & Haverscroft
21
21
0
Attleborough Queens & Besthorpe
14
34
20
Bedingfeld
5
13
8
Dereham Neatherd
41
87
46
Dereham Toftwood
13
27
14
Dereham Withburga
16
26
10
Forest
5
11
6
Great Witchingham
19
15
-4
Guiltcross
5
13
8
Harling & Heathlands
8
16
8
Hermitage
9
7
-2
Launditch
8
9
1
Lincoln
4
19
15
Mattishall
4
23
19
Nar Valley
5
5
0
Necton
3
4
1
Saham Toney
10
17
7
Shipdham-with-Scarning
17
45
28
Swaffham
18
57
39
The Buckenhams & Banham
3
8
5
Thetford Boudica
4
7
3
Thetford Burrell
4
25
21
Thetford Castle
25
23
-2
Thetford Priory
24
17
-7
Upper Wensum
15
27
12
Watton
20
27
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acle
8
14
6
Aylsham
15
29
14
Blofield with South Walsham
8
24
16
Brundall
25
48
23
Burlingham
5
9
4
Buxton
2
10
8
Coltishall
3
11
8
Cringleford
14
30
16
Drayton North
12
7
-5
Drayton South
11
16
5
Eynesford
6
12
6
Fleggburgh
8
14
6
Great Witchingham
19
15
-4
Hellesdon North West
16
25
9
Hellesdon South East
10
15
5
Hevingham
11
13
2
Horsford and Felthorpe
12
10
-2
Marshes
10
18
8
Old Catton and Sprowston West
13
18
5
Plumstead
14
15
1
Reepham
4
8
4
Spixworth with St Faiths
5
46
41
Sprowston Central
11
13
2
Sprowston East
34
18
-16
Taverham North
12
33
21
Taverham South
4
11
7
Thorpe St Andrew North West
7
19
12
Thorpe St Andrew South East
48
82
34
Upper Wensum
15
27
12
Wroxham
28
39
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bradwell North
10
22
12
Bradwell South and Hopton
12
18
6
Caister North
3
6
3
Caister South
14
10
-4
Central and Northgate
49
73
24
Claydon
11
11
0
East Flegg
10
16
6
Fleggburgh
8
14
6
Gorleston
21
56
35
Lothingland
8
21
13
Magdalen
6
21
15
Nelson
46
102
56
Ormesby
8
12
4
Southtown and Cobholm
12
21
9
St Andrews
36
39
3
West Flegg
9
13
4
Yarmouth North
7
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Airfield
5
15
10
Brancaster
3
9
6
Burnham
2
8
6
Clenchwarton
2
3
1
Denton
11
22
11
Dersingham
9
23
14
Docking
4
7
3
Downham Old Town
10
24
14
East Downham
9
6
-3
Emneth with Outwell
10
18
8
Fairstead
9
26
17
Gayton
2
7
5
Gaywood Chase
3
11
8
Gaywood North Bank
11
17
6
Grimston
4
6
2
Heacham
6
4
-2
Hilgay with Denver
1
8
7
Hunstanton
13
20
7
Mershe Lande
8
9
1
North Downham
1
3
2
North Lynn
8
21
13
North Wootton
6
5
-1
Old Gaywood
3
6
3
Priory
12
21
9
Rudham
2
7
5
Snettisham
1
12
11
South and West Lynn
17
34
17
South Downham
3
2
-1
South Wootton
14
21
7
Spellowfields
7
13
6
Springwood
3
6
3
St Lawrence
3
6
3
St Margarets with St Nicholas
96
130
34
Upwell and Delph
14
14
0
Valley Hill
10
25
15
Walpole
4
6
2
Walton
2
5
3
Watlington
8
6
-2
West Winch
4
20
16
Wiggenhall
3
4
1
Wimbotsham with Fincham
5
15
10
Wissey
5
13
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Astley
5
9
4
Briston
2
3
1
Chaucer
2
9
7
Corpusty
4
5
1
Cromer Town
28
35
7
Erpingham
4
7
3
Gaunt
5
4
-1
Glaven Valley
4
5
1
Happisburgh
4
7
3
High Heath
5
3
-2
Holt
7
16
9
Hoveton
10
11
1
Lancaster North
13
20
7
Lancaster South
7
16
9
Mundesley
9
7
-2
North Walsham East
7
13
6
North Walsham North
1
10
9
North Walsham West
7
18
11
Poppyland
6
4
-2
Priory
12
21
9
Roughton
4
7
3
Scottow
6
10
4
Sheringham North
9
11
2
Sheringham South
5
5
0
St Benet
2
8
6
Stalham and Sutton
1
11
10
Suffield Park
6
6
0
The Raynhams
4
6
2
The Runtons
4
7
3
Walsingham
5
6
1
Waterside
10
13
3
Waxham
3
7
4
Wensum
28
43
15
Worstead
7
7
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bowthorpe
15
51
36
Catton Grove
35
118
83
Crome
8
19
11
Eaton
11
30
19
Lakenham
18
34
16
Mancroft
90
229
139
Mile Cross
19
36
17
Nelson
46
102
56
Sewell
24
49
25
Thorpe Hamlet
366
448
82
Town Close
23
43
20
University
9
28
19
Wensum
28
43
15
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
19
20
1
Beck Vale
4
6
2
Bressingham and Burston
4
15
11
Brooke
1
12
11
Bunwell
12
17
5
Chedgrave and Thurton
3
10
7
Cringleford
14
30
16
Cromwells
16
30
14
Dickleburgh
7
13
6
Diss
34
73
39
Ditchingham and Broome
8
9
1
Earsham
1
15
14
Easton
4
16
12
Forncett
7
9
2
Gillingham
6
10
4
Great Witchingham
19
15
-4
Harleston
13
20
7
Hempnall
8
7
-1
Hethersett
11
30
19
Hingham and Deopham
4
15
11
Loddon
5
18
13
Mulbarton
17
27
10
New Costessey
6
13
7
Newton Flotman
7
11
4
Northfields
3
2
-1
Old Costessey
21
44
23
Poringland with the Framinghams
6
18
12
Rockland
9
8
-1
Roydon
2
5
3
Rustens
5
11
6
Scole
2
5
3
Stoke Holy Cross
7
8
1
Stratton
18
25
7
Tasburgh
4
8
4
Thurlton
8
9
1
Town
3
9
6
Wicklewood
8
15
7

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Norfolk 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
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
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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37.8

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

3,397 formed

1,996 dissolved

2012

3,603 formed

1,859 dissolved

2013

3,744 formed

2,273 dissolved

2014

4,086 formed

2,416 dissolved

2015

4,296 formed

2,441 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.8% vs 2011

5.4% vs 2012

5.8% vs 2013

6.9% vs 2014