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Company Formations in 2017: Norfolk

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6.1% more companies in Norfolk compared to 2016

New businesses in Norfolk mapped

Breckland 607 formed

Broadland 583 formed

Great Yarmouth 450 formed

King's Lynn and West Norfolk 614 formed

North Norfolk 338 formed

Norwich 1,230 formed

South Norfolk 573 formed

Companies formed in 2017 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 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
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
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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

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Type of companies formed in Norfolk breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,271 companies)

3% Other company types (128 companies)

Other company types breakdown (128 companies)

Total companies in Norfolk by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Norfolk during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Norfolk during 2017

meaning there is a total of

36,459

businesses registered in Norfolk at the end of 2017.

6.1% more companies in Norfolk compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

46,059 total businesses
6,384 formed in 2017
4,395 dissolved in 2017

Suffolk

33,994 total businesses
4,145 formed in 2017
2,936 dissolved in 2017

Lincolnshire

41,976 total businesses
5,414 formed in 2017
4,320 dissolved in 2017

Norfolk

36,459 total businesses
4,399 formed in 2017
3,332 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints & Wayland
27
25
-2
Ashill
1
8
7
Attleborough Burgh & Haverscroft
14
17
3
Attleborough Queens & Besthorpe
20
58
38
Bedingfeld
3
4
1
Dereham Neatherd
59
87
28
Dereham Toftwood
23
6
-17
Dereham Withburga
19
21
2
Forest
9
6
-3
Great Witchingham
22
14
-8
Guiltcross
6
10
4
Harling & Heathlands
8
11
3
Hermitage
6
6
0
Launditch
2
6
4
Lincoln
10
8
-2
Mattishall
15
14
-1
Nar Valley
1
7
6
Necton
5
11
6
Saham Toney
14
17
3
Shipdham-with-Scarning
24
50
26
Swaffham
33
79
46
The Buckenhams & Banham
9
11
2
Thetford Boudica
9
12
3
Thetford Burrell
28
34
6
Thetford Castle
20
28
8
Thetford Priory
14
23
9
Upper Wensum
25
21
-4
Watton
27
27
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acle
13
5
-8
Aylsham
19
29
10
Blofield with South Walsham
11
26
15
Brundall
46
50
4
Burlingham
6
14
8
Buxton
7
12
5
Coltishall
12
12
0
Cringleford
28
32
4
Drayton North
8
12
4
Drayton South
6
9
3
Eynesford
11
8
-3
Fleggburgh
13
7
-6
Great Witchingham
22
14
-8
Hellesdon North West
12
27
15
Hellesdon South East
13
16
3
Hevingham
7
5
-2
Horsford and Felthorpe
7
20
13
Marshes
9
15
6
Old Catton and Sprowston West
11
26
15
Plumstead
9
10
1
Reepham
12
8
-4
Spixworth with St Faiths
23
37
14
Sprowston Central
16
35
19
Sprowston East
15
19
4
Taverham North
8
27
19
Taverham South
10
10
0
Thorpe St Andrew North West
14
17
3
Thorpe St Andrew South East
58
85
27
Upper Wensum
25
21
-4
Wroxham
24
35
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bradwell North
16
20
4
Bradwell South and Hopton
13
25
12
Caister North
7
11
4
Caister South
10
12
2
Central and Northgate
67
106
39
Claydon
9
14
5
East Flegg
3
17
14
Fleggburgh
13
7
-6
Gorleston
38
60
22
Lothingland
15
17
2
Magdalen
15
5
-10
Nelson
70
90
20
Ormesby
12
9
-3
Southtown and Cobholm
17
25
8
St Andrews
49
51
2
West Flegg
17
13
-4
Yarmouth North
5
9
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Airfield
8
17
9
Brancaster
4
4
0
Burnham
5
10
5
Clenchwarton
5
8
3
Denton
12
9
-3
Dersingham
12
16
4
Docking
3
2
-1
Downham Old Town
9
12
3
East Downham
3
9
6
Emneth with Outwell
13
19
6
Fairstead
17
11
-6
Gayton
13
18
5
Gaywood Chase
14
10
-4
Gaywood North Bank
13
11
-2
Grimston
2
3
1
Heacham
3
9
6
Hilgay with Denver
7
9
2
Hunstanton
15
21
6
Mershe Lande
6
11
5
North Downham
4
5
1
North Lynn
21
29
8
North Wootton
3
9
6
Old Gaywood
2
6
4
Priory
13
26
13
Rudham
8
6
-2
Snettisham
10
5
-5
South and West Lynn
24
29
5
South Downham
7
7
0
South Wootton
15
23
8
Spellowfields
5
8
3
Springwood
5
4
-1
St Lawrence
2
8
6
St Margarets with St Nicholas
105
151
46
Upwell and Delph
7
10
3
Valley Hill
5
25
20
Walpole
5
9
4
Walton
8
9
1
Watlington
2
5
3
West Winch
12
19
7
Wiggenhall
4
9
5
Wimbotsham with Fincham
7
9
2
Wissey
8
6
-2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Astley
5
10
5
Briston
4
2
-2
Chaucer
5
10
5
Corpusty
4
4
0
Cromer Town
26
22
-4
Erpingham
4
15
11
Gaunt
5
4
-1
Glaven Valley
5
10
5
Happisburgh
5
3
-2
High Heath
7
4
-3
Holt
12
20
8
Hoveton
5
4
-1
Lancaster North
8
21
13
Lancaster South
12
23
11
Mundesley
8
10
2
North Walsham East
6
9
3
North Walsham North
4
10
6
North Walsham West
12
14
2
Poppyland
2
6
4
Priory
13
26
13
Roughton
3
10
7
Scottow
7
6
-1
Sheringham North
10
12
2
Sheringham South
4
13
9
St Benet
9
9
0
Stalham and Sutton
8
20
12
Suffield Park
3
8
5
The Raynhams
10
2
-8
The Runtons
6
6
0
Walsingham
9
5
-4
Waterside
10
13
3
Waxham
7
4
-3
Wensum
26
51
25
Worstead
6
10
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bowthorpe
40
58
18
Catton Grove
83
132
49
Crome
11
31
20
Eaton
20
24
4
Lakenham
28
33
5
Mancroft
138
214
76
Mile Cross
28
46
18
Nelson
70
90
20
Sewell
32
69
37
Thorpe Hamlet
582
448
-134
Town Close
38
61
23
University
13
29
16
Wensum
26
51
25
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
16
34
18
Beck Vale
4
5
1
Bressingham and Burston
6
13
7
Brooke
8
15
7
Bunwell
11
9
-2
Chedgrave and Thurton
3
12
9
Cringleford
28
32
4
Cromwells
22
24
2
Dickleburgh
3
9
6
Diss
56
53
-3
Ditchingham and Broome
6
10
4
Earsham
4
6
2
Easton
10
18
8
Forncett
8
17
9
Gillingham
8
8
0
Great Witchingham
22
14
-8
Harleston
5
20
15
Hempnall
3
7
4
Hethersett
21
25
4
Hingham and Deopham
7
13
6
Loddon
5
15
10
Mulbarton
18
32
14
New Costessey
8
14
6
Newton Flotman
7
12
5
Northfields
3
7
4
Old Costessey
37
48
11
Poringland with the Framinghams
12
22
10
Rockland
7
19
12
Roydon
2
1
-1
Rustens
9
13
4
Scole
4
4
0
Stoke Holy Cross
6
14
8
Stratton
12
15
3
Tasburgh
6
4
-2
Thurlton
9
6
-3
Town
15
5
-10
Wicklewood
6
12
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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 Norfolk compares to them.

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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
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
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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42.4

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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.

2013

3,744 formed

2,273 dissolved

2014

4,086 formed

2,416 dissolved

2015

4,296 formed

2,441 dissolved

2016

4,480 formed

3,217 dissolved

2017

4,399 formed

3,332 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.8% vs 2013

6.9% vs 2014

5.8% vs 2015

6.1% vs 2016