Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East

Number of companies in region East is 821,414, which is 8.8% of all 9,285,011 companies in UK. East is ranked 4th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/01/2023.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East

The region with the highest number of companies - 258,428 is Essex. Suffolk has the lowest number of companies - 71,299. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 14.6%, Wholesale, retail - 11.7% and Construction - 11.6%.

Number of companies by county 821,414 companies with data in East

Essex
258,428
31.5%
Hertfordshire
215,637
26.3%
Cambridgeshire
103,990
12.7%
Bedfordshire
98,342
12.0%
Norfolk
73,718
9.0%
Suffolk
71,299
8.7%

Business activity overview 780,169 companies with data in East

Science
120,196
14.6%
Wholesale, retail
96,007
11.7%
Construction
95,017
11.6%
Administrative
83,800
10.2%
ICT
75,588
9.2%
Real Estate
56,666
6.9%
Service
43,412
5.3%
Health
38,608
4.7%
Accommodation
37,026
4.5%
Transportation
35,873
4.4%
Manufacturing
35,701
4.3%
Dormant
25,963
3.2%
Financial
22,273
2.7%
Arts
21,750
2.6%
Education
16,463
2.0%
Home
15,239
1.9%
Agriculture
6,344
0.8%
Water
2,958
0.4%
Public
2,121
0.3%
Energy
1,896
0.2%
Mining
1,368
0.2%
Extraterritorial
172
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 - 5.5%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 5.4% and Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate - 4.3%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 780,169 companies with data in East

Companies population incorporation and dissolution trend in East

The highest number of incorporated companies in any one month is 6,711 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for October 2020 - 9,091 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 China. In January 2023, there were 1,168 companies with at least one PCS from China. Other popular countries are United States, Germany and France.

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 May 2021 - 2.17%. 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