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NEW FIGURES REVEAL REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL HOTSPOTS

NEW FIGURES REVEAL REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL HOTSPOTS

26 January 2014
  • London and South East Britain’s entrepreneurial power house
  • Birmingham top performing city outside of South East
  • Manchester is entrepreneurial hot spot of the North
  • High level of new businesses recorded in South Yorkshire, the Midlands and Scotland

British entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses in 2013, according to new figures from StartUp Britain announced today/January 27.

Research from the national enterprise campaign shows 526,446 businesses were registered with Companies House, beating the 484,224 businesses recorded in 2012, and 440,600 in 2011. 

Top performers on the regional entrepreneurial map according to post code include Greater London with 136,939 businesses registered beating the rest of the country by far - with its nearest rival Birmingham at 16,281 and Manchester at 11,765.

Emma Jones, co-founder of StartUp Britain said: “We’ve been looking at these figures carefully for three years since the campaign began and it’s clear the UK’s start-up community is growing year-on-year.

“These figures are raw and hot off the press but the new regional statistics reveal a power house in the South East and London – which is what we were expecting - but there are also impressive pockets of entrepreneurial activity in the North West, South Yorkshire, the Midlands and Scotland.”

According to Government statistics, micro and small businesses represent 95% of all companies and employ more than seven million people in the UK. 

The figures come direct from StartUp Britain’s Daily tracker, an online tool which reveals the number of businesses registered with Companies House on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.

The numbers come directly from Companies House and 2013’s figures will be audited in March 2014.

 

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For more detail contact Liz Slee on 07540 060112 or email liz@startupbritain.co

Note to editors

A downloadable 300dpi JPG new business map is available for download and full use. A post code spreadsheet is also available for download to allow identification of highest performing post codes in towns/cities/regions at www.startupbritain.co/startupfigures2013

Note on stats:

All regional information comes directly from Companies House and each town or city mentioned includes all areas included within its postcode.  It was commissioned by StartUp Britain. The information will be audited in March 2014.

Regional stats highlights:

1. Greater London - 136,939

2. Birmingham - 16,281

3. Manchester  - 11,765

4. Harrow – 9259

5. Glasgow – 8085

6. Bristol – 7589

7. Brighton - 7499

8. Edinburgh – 7112

9. Warrington - 6776

10. Sheffield – 6551

11. Reading – 6472

12. Coventry – 6446

13. Leeds – 6174

14. Leicester – 6068

15. Nottingham – 6067

16. Belfast – 6057

17. Cardiff - 5974

18. Guildford – 5950

19. Twickenham – 5886

20. Tonbridge- 5769

21. Chelmsford – 5689

22. Portsmouth - 5661

23. Stockport – 5566

24. Northampton - 5546

25. Newcastle-upon-Tyne - 5530