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Company Formations in 2020: Norfolk

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5.8% more companies in Norfolk compared to 2019

New businesses in Norfolk mapped

Breckland 706 formed

Broadland 627 formed

Great Yarmouth 521 formed

King's Lynn and West Norfolk 777 formed

North Norfolk 413 formed

Norwich 1,273 formed

South Norfolk 681 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 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
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
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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

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5.8

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Type of companies formed in Norfolk breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (4,816 companies)

4% Other company types (190 companies)

Other company types breakdown (190 companies)

Total companies in Norfolk by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Norfolk during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Norfolk during 2020

meaning there is a total of

41,185

businesses registered in Norfolk at the end of 2020.

5.8% more companies in Norfolk compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

54,497 total businesses
7,516 formed in 2020
4,534 dissolved in 2020

Suffolk

39,507 total businesses
5,105 formed in 2020
2,963 dissolved in 2020

Lincolnshire

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

Norfolk

41,185 total businesses
5,006 formed in 2020
3,246 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints & Wayland
13
27
14
Ashill
3
13
10
Attleborough Burgh & Haverscroft
12
22
10
Attleborough Queens & Besthorpe
48
57
9
Bedingfeld
6
13
7
Dereham Neatherd
44
75
31
Dereham Toftwood
10
22
12
Dereham Withburga
13
22
9
Forest
5
10
5
Great Witchingham
8
29
21
Guiltcross
7
12
5
Harling & Heathlands
10
16
6
Hermitage
12
6
-6
Launditch
1
12
11
Lincoln
9
20
11
Mattishall
12
19
7
Nar Valley
1
8
7
Necton
8
6
-2
Saham Toney
12
26
14
Shipdham-with-Scarning
19
44
25
Swaffham
36
89
53
The Buckenhams & Banham
6
14
8
Thetford Boudica
7
11
4
Thetford Burrell
20
33
13
Thetford Castle
29
49
20
Thetford Priory
8
24
16
Upper Wensum
13
24
11
Watton
21
32
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acle
11
12
1
Aylsham
22
27
5
Blofield with South Walsham
17
28
11
Brundall
35
38
3
Burlingham
8
8
0
Buxton
9
14
5
Coltishall
1
10
9
Cringleford
28
25
-3
Drayton North
6
10
4
Drayton South
10
6
-4
Eynesford
6
13
7
Fleggburgh
11
14
3
Great Witchingham
8
29
21
Hellesdon North West
23
40
17
Hellesdon South East
15
22
7
Hevingham
2
10
8
Horsford and Felthorpe
7
17
10
Marshes
5
10
5
Old Catton and Sprowston West
12
29
17
Plumstead
11
16
5
Reepham
13
17
4
Spixworth with St Faiths
8
22
14
Sprowston Central
13
16
3
Sprowston East
14
44
30
Taverham North
11
24
13
Taverham South
13
19
6
Thorpe St Andrew North West
19
29
10
Thorpe St Andrew South East
74
87
13
Upper Wensum
13
24
11
Wroxham
21
30
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bradwell North
19
31
12
Bradwell South and Hopton
19
22
3
Caister North
14
11
-3
Caister South
4
9
5
Central and Northgate
71
93
22
Claydon
14
16
2
East Flegg
10
17
7
Fleggburgh
11
14
3
Gorleston
35
50
15
Lothingland
15
22
7
Magdalen
9
12
3
Nelson
57
136
79
Ormesby
9
12
3
Southtown and Cobholm
20
46
26
St Andrews
30
42
12
West Flegg
11
20
9
Yarmouth North
8
14
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Airfield
12
45
33
Brancaster
4
1
-3
Burnham
6
6
0
Clenchwarton
1
4
3
Denton
17
21
4
Dersingham
8
14
6
Docking
8
8
0
Downham Old Town
12
22
10
East Downham
5
12
7
Emneth with Outwell
15
17
2
Fairstead
10
9
-1
Gayton
21
9
-12
Gaywood Chase
10
20
10
Gaywood North Bank
11
18
7
Grimston
6
4
-2
Heacham
4
14
10
Hilgay with Denver
5
3
-2
Hunstanton
11
32
21
Mershe Lande
8
22
14
North Downham
2
4
2
North Lynn
15
42
27
North Wootton
3
6
3
Old Gaywood
2
11
9
Priory
12
31
19
Rudham
9
9
0
Snettisham
5
13
8
South and West Lynn
16
43
27
South Downham
16
11
-5
South Wootton
11
20
9
Spellowfields
7
23
16
Springwood
6
11
5
St Lawrence
3
9
6
St Margarets with St Nicholas
82
156
74
Upwell and Delph
6
27
21
Valley Hill
34
22
-12
Walpole
6
10
4
Walton
5
15
10
Watlington
4
7
3
West Winch
7
19
12
Wiggenhall
5
10
5
Wimbotsham with Fincham
11
5
-6
Wissey
12
8
-4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Astley
2
15
13
Briston
3
6
3
Chaucer
6
7
1
Corpusty
7
5
-2
Cromer Town
9
18
9
Erpingham
10
11
1
Gaunt
9
4
-5
Glaven Valley
9
5
-4
Happisburgh
2
10
8
High Heath
5
2
-3
Holt
13
17
4
Hoveton
10
8
-2
Lancaster North
14
28
14
Lancaster South
11
30
19
Mundesley
8
17
9
North Walsham East
9
6
-3
North Walsham North
3
12
9
North Walsham West
6
24
18
Poppyland
4
7
3
Priory
12
31
19
Roughton
4
10
6
Scottow
12
12
Sheringham North
5
20
15
Sheringham South
10
15
5
St Benet
8
12
4
Stalham and Sutton
10
20
10
Suffield Park
7
11
4
The Raynhams
5
9
4
The Runtons
5
6
1
Walsingham
2
7
5
Waterside
11
13
2
Waxham
2
9
7
Wensum
35
62
27
Worstead
2
11
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bowthorpe
30
48
18
Catton Grove
77
110
33
Crome
6
40
34
Eaton
23
36
13
Lakenham
25
47
22
Mancroft
216
284
68
Mile Cross
24
54
30
Nelson
57
136
79
Sewell
37
62
25
Thorpe Hamlet
450
410
-40
Town Close
28
43
15
University
31
41
10
Wensum
35
62
27
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
19
29
10
Beck Vale
3
7
4
Bressingham and Burston
12
17
5
Brooke
11
13
2
Bunwell
10
10
0
Chedgrave and Thurton
6
9
3
Cringleford
28
25
-3
Cromwells
19
43
24
Dickleburgh
9
17
8
Diss
36
67
31
Ditchingham and Broome
9
8
-1
Earsham
10
14
4
Easton
15
6
-9
Forncett
15
12
-3
Gillingham
8
10
2
Great Witchingham
8
29
21
Harleston
13
17
4
Hempnall
6
9
3
Hethersett
26
47
21
Hingham and Deopham
11
15
4
Loddon
8
23
15
Mulbarton
19
10
-9
New Costessey
12
13
1
Newton Flotman
4
11
7
Northfields
2
6
4
Old Costessey
30
58
28
Poringland with the Framinghams
8
25
17
Rockland
7
18
11
Roydon
3
1
-2
Rustens
16
23
7
Scole
7
5
-2
Stoke Holy Cross
9
19
10
Stratton
14
47
33
Tasburgh
7
6
-1
Thurlton
6
15
9
Town
6
10
4
Wicklewood
8
16
8

Total companies 2020 league table

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

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Rank
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
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
Rank
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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47.9

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76.4

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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.

2016

4,480 formed

3,217 dissolved

2017

4,399 formed

3,332 dissolved

2018

4,542 formed

3,991 dissolved

2019

4,731 formed

3,854 dissolved

2020

5,006 formed

3,246 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.07% vs 2016

2.76% vs 2017

3.86% vs 2018

5.8% vs 2019