Inform Direct Logo

Company Formations in 2021: Staffordshire

Man holding pagper

???? Businesses formed in Staffordshire during 2021

4.9% more companies in Staffordshire compared to 2020

New businesses in Staffordshire mapped

Cannock Chase 1,111 formed

East Staffordshire 929 formed

Lichfield 945 formed

Newcastle-under-Lyme 741 formed

South Staffordshire 708 formed

Stafford 844 formed

Staffordshire Moorlands 403 formed

Stoke-on-Trent 2,280 formed

Tamworth 567 formed

Companies formed in 2021 league table

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

Man holding trophy
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2020: 1st
London
269,246
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
3rd 2020: 3rd
Greater Manchester
36,442
4th 2020: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,140
5th 2020: 5th
Essex
18,584
18th 2020: 22nd
Staffordshire
8,541
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
13th 2020: 13th
Cheshire
9,800
14th 2020: 11th
Leicestershire
9,685
18th 2020: 22nd
Staffordshire
8,541
25th 2020: 28th
Worcestershire
7,361
26th 2020: 25th
Derbyshire
7,261
36th 2020: 38th
Warwickshire
5,117
42nd 2020: 41st
Shropshire
2,914
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2020: 1st
London
269,246
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
3rd 2020: 3rd
Greater Manchester
36,442
4th 2020: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,140
5th 2020: 5th
Essex
18,584
6th 2020: 6th
Kent
16,625
7th 2020: 7th
Hampshire
14,512
8th 2020: 8th
Hertfordshire
13,899
9th 2020: 9th
Merseyside
13,108
10th 2020: 10th
Lancashire
12,800
11th 2020: 12th
Surrey
11,021
12th 2020: 14th
South Yorkshire
10,815
13th 2020: 13th
Cheshire
9,800
14th 2020: 11th
Leicestershire
9,685
15th 2020: 15th
Berkshire
9,605
16th 2020: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,910
17th 2020: 17th
Nottinghamshire
8,810
18th 2020: 22nd
Staffordshire
8,541
19th 2020: 20th
East Sussex
7,675
20th 2020: 21st
Tyne and Wear
7,623
21st 2020: 19th
North Yorkshire
7,614
22nd 2020: 26th
Dorset
7,584
23rd 2020: 24th
Cambridgeshire
7,476
24th 2020: 18th
Bedfordshire
7,413
25th 2020: 28th
Worcestershire
7,361
26th 2020: 25th
Derbyshire
7,261
27th 2020: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,131
28th 2020: 31st
Somerset
7,057
29th 2020: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,903
30th 2020: 27th
Devon
6,825
31st 2020: 29th
West Sussex
6,463
32nd 2020: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,357
33rd 2020: 35th
Suffolk
5,445
34th 2020: 37th
Norfolk
5,214
35th 2020: 33rd
Bristol
5,125
36th 2020: 38th
Warwickshire
5,117
37th 2020: 36th
Durham
5,065
38th 2020: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,053
39th 2020: 39th
Wiltshire
4,432
40th 2020: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,749
41st 2020: 42nd
Cornwall
2,993
42nd 2020: 41st
Shropshire
2,914
43rd 2020: 44th
Herefordshire
2,858
44th 2020: 43rd
Cumbria
2,286
45th 2020: 45th
Northumberland
1,421
46th 2020: 46th
Isle of Wight
697
47th 2020: 47th
Rutland
195

New incorporations in 2021 per 1000 Man standing people

Briefcase with a sticker stating New

In Staffordshire

7.8

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

National Average

12.2

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

Type of companies formed in Staffordshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (8,380 companies)

2% Other company types (161 companies)

Other company types breakdown (161 companies)

Total companies in Staffordshire by the end of 2021

Man shaking hands

????

Businesses formed in Staffordshire during 2021

Man looking at a graph

????

Businesses dissolved in Staffordshire during 2021

Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Companies House did not always process company dissolutions as soon as the standard conditions for dissolution were first met.

meaning there is a total of

57,556

businesses registered in Staffordshire at the end of 2021.

4.9% more companies in Staffordshire compared to 2020

Surrounding counties 2021 breakdown & comparison

Leicestershire

71,867 total businesses
9,685 formed in 2021
10,352 dissolved in 2021

Warwickshire

40,740 total businesses
5,117 formed in 2021
4,641 dissolved in 2021

Worcestershire

42,443 total businesses
7,361 formed in 2021
10,248 dissolved in 2021

Derbyshire

53,394 total businesses
7,261 formed in 2021
5,840 dissolved in 2021

West Midlands

198,781 total businesses
36,485 formed in 2021
30,607 dissolved in 2021

Cheshire

83,426 total businesses
9,800 formed in 2021
11,442 dissolved in 2021

Shropshire

25,765 total businesses
2,914 formed in 2021
2,811 dissolved in 2021

Staffordshire

57,556 total businesses
8,541 formed in 2021
6,245 dissolved in 2021

StaordshireWestMidlandsWarwickshireLeicestershireWorcestershireCheshireShropshireDerbyshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Armitage with Handsacre
45
43
-2
Brereton and Ravenhill
25
32
7
Cannock East
25
466
441
Cannock North
14
24
10
Cannock South
112
145
33
Cannock West
40
46
6
Etching Hill and The Heath
11
24
13
Hagley
36
36
0
Hawks Green
46
72
26
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury
23
20
-3
Hednesford Green Heath
14
20
6
Hednesford North
43
99
56
Hednesford South
27
28
1
Norton Canes
40
37
-3
Rawnsley
13
20
7
Western Springs
32
42
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
11
15
4
Anglesey
68
88
20
Bagots
16
17
1
Branston
81
71
-10
Brizlincote
16
14
-2
Burton
90
122
32
Churnet
30
30
0
Crown
18
24
6
Eton Park
56
83
27
Heath
12
8
-4
Horninglow
34
37
3
Needwood
28
40
12
Rolleston on Dove
26
58
32
Shobnall
98
103
5
Stapenhill
28
34
6
Stretton
24
21
-3
Town
182
306
124
Tutbury and Outwoods
36
37
1
Weaver
7
10
3
Winshill
28
33
5
Yoxall
23
10
-13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldridge Central and South
0
0
Alrewas & Fradley
39
26
-13
Armitage with Handsacre
45
43
-2
Boley Park
22
24
2
Boney Hay & Central
23
24
1
Bourne Vale
17
19
2
Chadsmead
15
18
3
Chase Terrace
24
27
3
Chasetown
17
20
3
Colton & the Ridwares
18
28
10
Curborough
9
9
0
Fazeley
31
34
3
Hammerwich with Wall
25
26
1
Highfield
14
23
9
Leomansley
118
134
16
Little Aston & Stonnall
46
76
30
Longdon
21
14
-7
Mease Valley
10
13
3
Shenstone
22
29
7
St John's
37
47
10
Stowe
60
263
203
Summerfield & All Saints
21
25
4
Whittington & Streethay
31
23
-8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Audley and Bignall End
18
18
0
Bradwell
20
17
-3
Butt Lane
16
20
4
Chesterton
28
48
20
Clayton
7
8
1
Cross Heath
19
33
14
Halmerend
18
22
4
Holditch
66
64
-2
Keele
8
9
1
Kidsgrove
11
11
0
Knutton and Silverdale
14
13
-1
Loggerheads and Whitmore
33
49
16
Madeley
15
14
-1
May Bank
65
34
-31
Newchapel
6
9
3
Porthill
5
16
11
Ravenscliffe
16
11
-5
Seabridge
22
20
-2
Silverdale and Parksite
15
16
1
Talke
12
10
-2
Thistleberry
32
24
-8
Town
182
306
124
Westlands
20
27
7
Wolstanton
18
31
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bilbrook
11
26
15
Brewood and Coven
38
39
1
Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon
19
27
8
Cheslyn Hay South
15
13
-2
Codsall North
29
24
-5
Codsall South
14
21
7
Essington
13
46
33
Featherstone and Shareshill
24
35
11
Great Wyrley Landywood
15
15
0
Great Wyrley Town
26
38
12
Himley and Swindon
12
32
20
Huntington and Hatherton
24
19
-5
Kinver
215
46
-169
Pattingham and Patshull
8
13
5
Penkridge North East and Acton Trussell
22
32
10
Penkridge South East
14
22
8
Penkridge West
28
10
-18
Perton Dippons
12
103
91
Perton East
6
3
-3
Perton Lakeside
21
22
1
Trysull and Seisdon
24
18
-6
Wheaton Aston Bishopswood and Lapley
18
24
6
Wombourne North and Lower Penn
18
33
15
Wombourne South East
12
24
12
Wombourne South West
18
23
5
Worfield
0
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barlaston
15
27
12
Baswich
14
18
4
Common
31
24
-7
Coton
29
45
16
Doxey & Castletown
14
23
9
Eccleshall
53
58
5
Forebridge
94
92
-2
Fulford
23
13
-10
Gnosall & Woodseaves
14
18
4
Haywood & Hixon
29
28
-1
Highfields & Western Downs
25
24
-1
Holmcroft
18
23
5
Littleworth
23
36
13
Manor
16
29
13
Milford
15
17
2
Milwich
57
92
35
Penkside
14
18
4
Rowley
47
60
13
Seighford & Church Eaton
24
41
17
St Michael's & Stonefield
47
69
22
Swynnerton & Oulton
47
34
-13
Walton
36
34
-2
Weeping Cross & Wildwood
17
21
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton
5
3
-2
Bagnall and Stanley
6
11
5
Biddulph East
14
20
6
Biddulph Moor
5
6
1
Biddulph North
22
17
-5
Biddulph South
3
4
1
Biddulph West
17
20
3
Brown Edge and Endon
14
21
7
Caverswall
10
6
-4
Cellarhead
11
7
-4
Cheadle North East
11
21
10
Cheadle South East
9
12
3
Cheadle West
25
29
4
Checkley
27
19
-8
Cheddleton
14
13
-1
Churnet
30
30
0
Dane
5
11
6
Forsbrook
17
24
7
Hamps Valley
4
5
1
Horton
9
17
8
Ipstones
6
8
2
Leek East
35
28
-7
Leek North
11
19
8
Leek South
26
29
3
Leek West
6
17
11
Manifold
3
11
8
Werrington
10
10
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Hulton and Townsend
30
28
-2
Baddeley Milton and Norton
59
71
12
Bentilee and Ubberley
28
34
6
Birches Head and Central Forest Park
37
76
39
Blurton East
13
23
10
Blurton West and Newstead
21
43
22
Boothen and Oak Hill
27
55
28
Bradeley and Chell Heath
13
15
2
Broadway and Longton East
31
65
34
Burslem Central
77
125
48
Burslem Park
25
26
1
Dresden and Florence
27
45
18
Eaton Park
14
192
178
Etruria and Hanley
143
223
80
Fenton East
25
49
24
Fenton West and Mount Pleasant
29
58
29
Ford Green and Smallthorne
33
41
8
Goldenhill and Sandyford
29
28
-1
Great Chell and Packmoor
35
32
-3
Hanford and Trentham
34
49
15
Hanley Park and Shelton
65
172
107
Hartshill and Basford
54
111
57
Hollybush and Longton West
13
17
4
Joiner's Square
49
80
31
Lightwood North and Normacot
26
52
26
Little Chell and Stanfield
18
35
17
Meir Hay
20
21
1
Meir North
24
22
-2
Meir Park
13
17
4
Meir South
26
26
0
Moorcroft
46
104
58
Penkhull and Stoke
48
65
17
Sandford Hill
21
45
24
Sneyd Green
16
23
7
Springfields and Trent Vale
94
109
15
Tunstall
59
93
34
Weston Coyney
18
10
-8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Amington
176
121
-55
Belgrave
29
35
6
Bolehall
30
47
17
Castle
143
130
-13
Glascote
35
36
1
Mercian
33
24
-9
Spital
38
54
16
Stonydelph
76
43
-33
Trinity
28
20
-8
Wilnecote
38
57
19

Total companies 2021 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2021 and how Staffordshire compares to them.

Man holding trophy
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2020: 1st
London
1,397,474
2nd 2020: 2nd
Greater Manchester
217,557
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
4th 2020: 4th
Essex
141,948
5th 2020: 5th
West Yorkshire
141,120
22nd 2020: 24th
Staffordshire
57,556
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
11th 2020: 10th
Cheshire
83,426
15th 2020: 15th
Leicestershire
71,867
22nd 2020: 24th
Staffordshire
57,556
27th 2020: 28th
Derbyshire
53,394
34th 2020: 33rd
Worcestershire
42,443
36th 2020: 35th
Warwickshire
40,740
41st 2020: 41st
Shropshire
25,765
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2020: 1st
London
1,397,474
2nd 2020: 2nd
Greater Manchester
217,557
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
4th 2020: 4th
Essex
141,948
5th 2020: 5th
West Yorkshire
141,120
6th 2020: 6th
Kent
126,550
7th 2020: 7th
Hampshire
123,584
8th 2020: 8th
Hertfordshire
118,798
9th 2020: 9th
Surrey
106,792
10th 2020: 11th
Lancashire
87,562
11th 2020: 10th
Cheshire
83,426
12th 2020: 12th
Merseyside
78,022
13th 2020: 14th
Berkshire
75,011
14th 2020: 13th
Buckinghamshire
74,634
15th 2020: 15th
Leicestershire
71,867
16th 2020: 16th
East Sussex
70,862
17th 2020: 17th
South Yorkshire
68,227
18th 2020: 19th
Devon
60,022
19th 2020: 18th
North Yorkshire
59,819
20th 2020: 21st
Nottinghamshire
58,780
21st 2020: 20th
West Sussex
57,619
22nd 2020: 24th
Staffordshire
57,556
23rd 2020: 23rd
Somerset
57,300
24th 2020: 22nd
Gloucestershire
56,711
25th 2020: 25th
Dorset
56,465
26th 2020: 26th
Cambridgeshire
56,346
27th 2020: 28th
Derbyshire
53,394
28th 2020: 27th
Northamptonshire
53,149
29th 2020: 29th
Lincolnshire
50,076
30th 2020: 30th
Tyne and Wear
49,266
31st 2020: 31st
Bedfordshire
47,831
32nd 2020: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,883
33rd 2020: 34th
Norfolk
43,452
34th 2020: 33rd
Worcestershire
42,443
35th 2020: 36th
Suffolk
41,836
36th 2020: 35th
Warwickshire
40,740
37th 2020: 37th
Wiltshire
39,338
38th 2020: 38th
Bristol
36,239
39th 2020: 39th
Durham
33,620
40th 2020: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
27,909
41st 2020: 41st
Shropshire
25,765
42nd 2020: 42nd
Cornwall
24,752
43rd 2020: 43rd
Cumbria
22,499
44th 2020: 44th
Herefordshire
14,830
45th 2020: 45th
Northumberland
11,895
46th 2020: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,319
47th 2020: 47th
Rutland
2,056

Total companies at the end of 2021 per 1000 Person people

Briefcase

In Staffordshire

52.4

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

National Average

79.1

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

The last 5 years

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

2017

6,449 formed

5,953 dissolved

2018

6,474 formed

4,877 dissolved

2019

6,927 formed

5,118 dissolved

2020

7,720 formed

4,885 dissolved

2021

8,541 formed

6,245 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

1.72% vs 2017

6.17% vs 2018

6% vs 2019

4.9% vs 2020