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Company Formations in 2020: Suffolk

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7.0% more companies in Suffolk compared to 2019

New businesses in Suffolk mapped

Babergh 539 formed

Forest Heath 657 formed

Ipswich 1,243 formed

Mid Suffolk 616 formed

St Edmundsbury 708 formed

Suffolk Coastal 821 formed

Waveney 517 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 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
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
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

New incorporations in 2020 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Suffolk breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,942 companies)

3% Other company types (163 companies)

Other company types breakdown (163 companies)

Total companies in Suffolk by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Suffolk during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Suffolk during 2020

meaning there is a total of

39,507

businesses registered in Suffolk at the end of 2020.

7.0% more companies in Suffolk compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

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

Essex

137,310 total businesses
19,277 formed in 2020
11,274 dissolved in 2020

Norfolk

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

Suffolk

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

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton
15
47
32
Berners
9
8
-1
Boxford
7
6
-1
Brett Vale
5
9
4
Brook
23
39
16
Bures St Mary
11
4
-7
Chadacre
9
13
4
Dodnash
10
24
14
Glemsford and Stanstead
7
10
3
Great Cornard North
5
10
5
Great Cornard South
9
15
6
Hadleigh North
48
113
65
Hadleigh South
6
14
8
Holbrook
7
8
1
Lavenham
5
8
3
Leavenheath
8
10
2
Long Melford
10
16
6
Lower Brett
10
9
-1
Mid Samford
13
21
8
Nayland
4
6
2
North Cosford
7
17
10
Pinewood
7
14
7
South Cosford
16
11
-5
Sudbury East
8
20
12
Sudbury North
2
14
12
Sudbury South
76
56
-20
Waldingfield
13
17
4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints
22
58
36
Bottisham
0
0
Brandon East
12
19
7
Brandon West
17
14
-3
Eriswell and The Rows
13
23
10
Exning
12
11
-1
Great Heath
91
282
191
Iceni
5
21
16
Lakenheath
13
18
5
Manor
6
16
10
Market
25
22
-3
Red Lodge
13
28
15
Severals
35
88
53
South
6
20
14
St Mary's
14
37
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
138
300
162
Bixley
27
54
27
Bridge
42
67
25
Castle Hill
55
64
9
Gainsborough
18
57
39
Gipping
54
109
55
Holywells
29
71
42
Priory Heath
49
115
66
Rushmere
16
40
24
Sprites
15
23
8
St John's
43
43
0
St Margaret's
44
90
46
Stoke Park
15
30
15
Westgate
46
143
97
Whitehouse
27
48
21
Whitton
24
52
28
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bacton and Old Newton
6
9
3
Badwell Ash
15
14
-1
Barking and Somersham
7
9
2
Bramford and Blakenham
87
86
-1
Claydon and Barham
13
29
16
Debenham
9
12
3
Elmswell and Norton
14
15
1
Eye
6
23
17
Fressingfield
4
5
1
Gislingham
7
11
4
Haughley and Wetherden
6
8
2
Helmingham and Coddenham
4
11
7
Hoxne
5
7
2
Mendlesham
1
11
10
Needham Market
16
41
25
Onehouse
30
33
3
Palgrave
8
16
8
Rattlesden
5
7
2
Rickinghall and Walsham
14
30
16
Ringshall
6
13
7
Stowmarket Central
10
14
4
Stowmarket North
71
108
37
Stowmarket South
2
11
9
Stowupland
2
8
6
Stradbroke and Laxfield
8
9
1
The Stonhams
11
24
13
Thurston and Hessett
15
25
10
Wetheringsett
9
10
1
Woolpit
14
6
-8
Worlingworth
7
11
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbeygate
30
69
39
Bardwell
5
8
3
Barningham
12
11
-1
Barrow
11
23
12
Cavendish
4
5
1
Chedburgh
12
15
3
Clare
9
9
0
Eastgate
51
49
-2
Fornham
10
28
18
Great Barton
25
42
17
Haverhill East
27
44
17
Haverhill North
15
23
8
Haverhill South
53
78
25
Haverhill West
8
18
10
Horringer and Whelnetham
7
17
10
Hundon
8
9
1
Iceni
5
21
16
Ixworth
2
8
6
Kedington
3
5
2
Minden
10
16
6
Moreton Hall
58
92
34
Northgate
4
9
5
Pakenham
7
9
2
Risby
4
19
15
Risbygate
14
26
12
Rougham
10
13
3
Southgate
9
8
-1
St Olaves
4
17
13
Stanton
6
6
0
Westgate
46
143
97
Wickhambrook
11
9
-2
Withersfield
13
16
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldeburgh
15
26
11
Deben
10
9
-1
Felixstowe East
12
17
5
Felixstowe North
18
24
6
Felixstowe South
51
169
118
Felixstowe West
24
66
42
Framlingham
24
36
12
Fynn Valley
7
17
10
Grundisburgh
13
16
3
Hacheston
19
13
-6
Kesgrave East
30
38
8
Kesgrave West
21
24
3
Kirton
16
11
-5
Leiston
12
21
9
Martlesham
17
24
7
Melton
32
33
1
Nacton & Purdis Farm
35
46
11
Orford & Eyke
9
18
9
Peasenhall & Yoxford
5
9
4
Rendlesham
6
18
12
Rushmere
16
40
24
Saxmundham
22
48
26
The Trimleys
7
24
17
Tower
6
28
22
Wenhaston & Westleton
4
6
2
Wickham Market
11
18
7
Woodbridge
34
61
27
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beccles North
20
20
0
Beccles South
5
15
10
Blything
6
11
5
Bungay
8
26
18
Carlton
12
10
-2
Carlton Colville
19
28
9
Gunton and Corton
17
4
-13
Halesworth
16
37
21
Harbour
64
70
6
Kessingland
22
29
7
Kirkley
21
39
18
Lothingland
6
7
1
Normanston
79
54
-25
Oulton
9
16
7
Oulton Broad
13
19
6
Pakefield
9
17
8
Southwold and Reydon
12
18
6
St Margaret's
44
90
46
The Saints
5
8
3
Wainford
2
11
9
Whitton
24
52
28
Worlingham
10
15
5
Wrentham
5
8
3

Total companies 2020 league table

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

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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
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
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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76.4

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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.

2016

4,291 formed

2,931 dissolved

2017

4,145 formed

2,936 dissolved

2018

4,292 formed

3,166 dissolved

2019

4,518 formed

3,587 dissolved

2020

5,105 formed

2,963 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.51% vs 2016

4.46% vs 2017

3.93% vs 2018

7.0% vs 2019