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Company Formations in 2018: Suffolk

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4.5% more companies in Suffolk compared to 2017

New businesses in Suffolk mapped

Babergh 492 formed

Forest Heath 376 formed

Ipswich 963 formed

Mid Suffolk 616 formed

St Edmundsbury 640 formed

Suffolk Coastal 649 formed

Waveney 553 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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5.9

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Type of companies formed in Suffolk breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,158 companies)

3% Other company types (134 companies)

Other company types breakdown (134 companies)

Total companies in Suffolk by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Suffolk during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Suffolk during 2018

meaning there is a total of

35,510

businesses registered in Suffolk at the end of 2018.

4.5% more companies in Suffolk compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

48,390 total businesses
6,786 formed in 2018
4,809 dissolved in 2018

Essex

122,421 total businesses
17,063 formed in 2018
13,119 dissolved in 2018

Norfolk

37,466 total businesses
4,542 formed in 2018
3,991 dissolved in 2018

Suffolk

35,510 total businesses
4,292 formed in 2018
3,166 dissolved in 2018

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton
21
23
2
Berners
12
14
2
Boxford
8
8
0
Brett Vale
11
2
-9
Brook
20
39
19
Bures St Mary
7
11
4
Chadacre
6
11
5
Dodnash
13
14
1
Glemsford and Stanstead
13
6
-7
Great Cornard North
9
9
0
Great Cornard South
10
7
-3
Hadleigh North
37
85
48
Hadleigh South
6
8
2
Holbrook
4
13
9
Lavenham
7
12
5
Leavenheath
8
13
5
Long Melford
10
12
2
Lower Brett
18
8
-10
Mid Samford
7
20
13
Nayland
6
8
2
North Cosford
5
10
5
Pinewood
21
11
-10
South Cosford
21
21
0
Sudbury East
17
12
-5
Sudbury North
6
11
5
Sudbury South
65
73
8
Waldingfield
13
31
18
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints
31
45
14
Bottisham
0
0
Brandon East
16
14
-2
Brandon West
16
10
-6
Eriswell and The Rows
12
19
7
Exning
4
11
7
Great Heath
26
80
54
Iceni
10
8
-2
Lakenheath
12
11
-1
Manor
8
10
2
Market
20
26
6
Red Lodge
21
23
2
Severals
50
79
29
South
13
16
3
St Mary's
25
24
-1
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
169
192
23
Bixley
27
58
31
Bridge
34
56
22
Castle Hill
103
84
-19
Gainsborough
23
23
0
Gipping
49
107
58
Holywells
35
52
17
Priory Heath
69
100
31
Rushmere
18
17
-1
Sprites
6
21
15
St John's
50
78
28
St Margaret's
55
49
-6
Stoke Park
12
23
11
Westgate
66
79
13
Whitehouse
28
20
-8
Whitton
31
41
10
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bacton and Old Newton
8
12
4
Badwell Ash
10
9
-1
Barking and Somersham
12
6
-6
Bramford and Blakenham
71
100
29
Claydon and Barham
19
24
5
Debenham
5
4
-1
Elmswell and Norton
13
17
4
Eye
7
13
6
Fressingfield
5
7
2
Gislingham
6
12
6
Haughley and Wetherden
12
5
-7
Helmingham and Coddenham
9
11
2
Hoxne
11
15
4
Mendlesham
7
5
-2
Needham Market
20
103
83
Onehouse
3
19
16
Palgrave
7
12
5
Rattlesden
6
6
0
Rickinghall and Walsham
14
23
9
Ringshall
7
11
4
Stowmarket Central
9
18
9
Stowmarket North
66
98
32
Stowmarket South
9
9
0
Stowupland
3
3
0
Stradbroke and Laxfield
6
7
1
The Stonhams
15
16
1
Thurston and Hessett
8
18
10
Wetheringsett
7
19
12
Woolpit
7
7
0
Worlingworth
10
7
-3
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbeygate
52
70
18
Bardwell
5
7
2
Barningham
5
6
1
Barrow
16
28
12
Cavendish
11
10
-1
Chedburgh
5
14
9
Clare
7
12
5
Eastgate
58
23
-35
Fornham
15
22
7
Great Barton
26
33
7
Haverhill East
28
31
3
Haverhill North
21
35
14
Haverhill South
36
81
45
Haverhill West
18
18
0
Horringer and Whelnetham
12
16
4
Hundon
7
9
2
Iceni
10
8
-2
Ixworth
4
9
5
Kedington
3
3
0
Minden
9
14
5
Moreton Hall
65
77
12
Northgate
4
6
2
Pakenham
4
3
-1
Risby
7
12
5
Risbygate
21
25
4
Rougham
3
12
9
Southgate
9
13
4
St Olaves
2
9
7
Stanton
5
9
4
Westgate
66
79
13
Wickhambrook
12
14
2
Withersfield
13
15
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldeburgh
10
22
12
Deben
10
12
2
Felixstowe East
15
18
3
Felixstowe North
8
23
15
Felixstowe South
59
68
9
Felixstowe West
23
25
2
Framlingham
33
42
9
Fynn Valley
14
14
0
Grundisburgh
9
25
16
Hacheston
18
20
2
Kesgrave East
32
34
2
Kesgrave West
20
21
1
Kirton
7
9
2
Leiston
19
17
-2
Martlesham
24
27
3
Melton
30
42
12
Nacton & Purdis Farm
36
42
6
Orford & Eyke
12
7
-5
Peasenhall & Yoxford
11
8
-3
Rendlesham
15
12
-3
Rushmere
18
17
-1
Saxmundham
23
34
11
The Trimleys
16
20
4
Tower
12
19
7
Wenhaston & Westleton
7
10
3
Wickham Market
7
7
0
Woodbridge
35
71
36
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beccles North
17
28
11
Beccles South
9
18
9
Blything
4
15
11
Bungay
19
16
-3
Carlton
16
18
2
Carlton Colville
20
30
10
Gunton and Corton
10
18
8
Halesworth
25
34
9
Harbour
63
80
17
Kessingland
24
24
0
Kirkley
13
37
24
Lothingland
3
12
9
Normanston
59
74
15
Oulton
13
19
6
Oulton Broad
13
20
7
Pakefield
13
16
3
Southwold and Reydon
4
16
12
St Margaret's
55
49
-6
The Saints
4
4
Wainford
11
12
1
Whitton
31
41
10
Worlingham
10
23
13
Wrentham
8
6
-2

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Suffolk compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 per 1000 Person people

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48.6

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The last 5 years

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

2014

3,701 formed

2,405 dissolved

2015

4,031 formed

2,423 dissolved

2016

4,291 formed

2,931 dissolved

2017

4,145 formed

2,936 dissolved

2018

4,292 formed

3,166 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.7% vs 2014

5.1% vs 2015

4.51% vs 2016

4.5% vs 2017