Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East

Number of companies in region East is 635,498, which is 9.0% of all 7,059,568 companies in UK. East is ranked 4th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 30/04/2020.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East

The region with the highest number of companies - 199,401 is Essex. Suffolk has the lowest number of companies - 52,500. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 15.4%, Construction - 11.1% and Administrative - 10.3%.

Number of companies by county 635,498 companies with data in East

Essex
199,401
31.4%
Hertfordshire
173,468
27.3%
Cambridgeshire
79,265
12.5%
Bedfordshire
74,712
11.8%
Norfolk
56,152
8.8%
Suffolk
52,500
8.3%

Business activity overview 595,566 companies with data in East

Science
98,123
15.4%
Construction
70,603
11.1%
Administrative
65,257
10.3%
Wholesale, retail
62,464
9.8%
ICT
61,875
9.7%
Real Estate
37,183
5.9%
Service
32,501
5.1%
Health
28,272
4.4%
Manufacturing
27,480
4.3%
Transportation
25,917
4.1%
Accommodation
25,452
4.0%
Dormant
22,058
3.5%
Arts
16,392
2.6%
Financial
15,834
2.5%
Home
12,901
2.0%
Education
12,120
1.9%
Agriculture
5,139
0.8%
Water
2,106
0.3%
Energy
1,407
0.2%
Public
1,190
0.2%
Mining
1,146
0.2%
Extraterritorial
145
0.0%

Industrial classification of companies in East

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) is a system of classifying industries in UK by business activities. Each company can operate under multiple SIC codes. The top three business activities for the whole of the UK are Other business support service - 6.2%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 5.7% and Information technology consultancy activities - 4.4%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 595,566 companies with data in East

Companies population incorporation and dissolution trend in East

The highest number of incorporated companies in any one month is 8,430 in in April 2016. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for July 2017 - 8,017 companies were dissolved.

Incorporation and dissolution of companies by month East

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Persons with significant control
in companies in East

Persons with Significant Control (PSC) have been registered in Companies House since April 2016. PSC have various functions, e.g. ownership of shares or voting rights. In this section we analyse companies with at least one Person with Significant Control from a foreign country.

Top countries with local PSCs in companies in East

The most popular country, as regards to PSC origin, is United States. In April 2020, there were 347 companies with at least one PCS from United States. Other popular countries are China, Italy and Germany.

Top 10 countries with local PSCs East

Percentage of companies with foreign PSCs being incorporated each month in the East

The highest proportion of companies with a foreign PSC to be incorporated in one month was in September 2016 - 1.35%. Since 2017 the number of dissolutions has exceeded the number of new incorporations. The highest proportion to be dissolved in one month was 8.33% was in October 2016. The low number of dissolutions in 2016 is the result of only a small number of companies registering their PSC in Company House in that year.

Percentage of companies with foreign persons (PSC) incorporated and dissolved each month East