Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East Midlands

Number of companies in region East Midlands is 588,313, which is 5.7% of all 10,273,724 companies in UK. East Midlands is ranked 8th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 29/02/2024.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East Midlands

The region with the highest number of companies - 143,753 is Leicestershire. Rutland has the lowest number of companies - 3,196. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Wholesale, retail - 14.6%, Science - 13.1% and Construction - 10.6%.

Number of companies by county 588,313 companies with data in East Midlands

Leicestershire
143,753
24.4%
Nottinghamshire
123,279
21.0%
Northamptonshire
112,612
19.1%
Derbyshire
102,822
17.5%
Lincolnshire
102,651
17.4%
Rutland
3,196
0.5%

Business activity overview 565,675 companies with data in East Midlands

Wholesale, retail
86,102
14.6%
Science
77,029
13.1%
Construction
62,243
10.6%
Administrative
58,447
9.9%
Real Estate
41,051
7.0%
ICT
39,500
6.7%
Transportation
37,130
6.3%
Accommodation
32,891
5.6%
Manufacturing
32,550
5.5%
Health
31,246
5.3%
Service
31,071
5.3%
Dormant
16,675
2.8%
Financial
16,066
2.7%
Arts
14,628
2.5%
Education
12,847
2.2%
Home
6,040
1.0%
Agriculture
5,177
0.9%
Water
2,091
0.4%
Public
1,757
0.3%
Energy
1,319
0.2%
Mining
699
0.1%
Extraterritorial
90
0.0%

Industrial classification of companies in East Midlands

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 letting and operating of own or leased real estate - 4.8%, Other business support service - 4.7% and Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.4%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 565,675 companies with data in East Midlands

Companies population incorporation and dissolution trend in East Midlands

The highest number of incorporated companies in any one month is 4,805 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for March 2021 - 6,072 companies were dissolved.

Incorporation and dissolution of companies by month East Midlands

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Persons with significant control
in companies in East Midlands

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 Midlands

The most popular country, as regards to PSC origin, is China. In February 2024, there were 1,063 companies with at least one PCS from China. Other popular countries are United States, Pakistan and France.

Top 10 countries with local PSCs East Midlands

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

The highest proportion of companies with a foreign PSC to be incorporated in one month was in December 2016 - 1.85%. Since 2017 the number of dissolutions has exceeded the number of new incorporations. The highest proportion to be dissolved in one month was 5.26% was in May 2020. 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 Midlands