Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East Midlands

Number of companies in region East Midlands is 420,673, which is 5.8% of all 7,277,650 companies in UK. East Midlands is ranked 8th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/07/2020.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East Midlands

The region with the highest number of companies - 100,792 is Leicestershire. Rutland has the lowest number of companies - 2,488. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 14.0%, Wholesale, retail - 12.6% and Construction - 10.3%.

Number of companies by county 420,673 companies with data in East Midlands

Leicestershire
100,792
24.0%
Nottinghamshire
87,064
20.7%
Northamptonshire
82,936
19.7%
Derbyshire
74,023
17.6%
Lincolnshire
73,370
17.4%
Rutland
2,488
0.6%

Business activity overview 398,682 companies with data in East Midlands

Science
58,750
14.0%
Wholesale, retail
52,943
12.6%
Construction
43,229
10.3%
Administrative
41,925
10.0%
ICT
29,818
7.1%
Transportation
25,263
6.0%
Manufacturing
24,777
5.9%
Real Estate
24,163
5.7%
Service
22,013
5.2%
Health
20,887
5.0%
Accommodation
20,378
4.8%
Dormant
13,964
3.3%
Arts
10,470
2.5%
Financial
10,287
2.4%
Education
8,769
2.1%
Home
4,145
1.0%
Agriculture
3,879
0.9%
Water
1,586
0.4%
Energy
1,030
0.2%
Public
872
0.2%
Mining
586
0.1%
Extraterritorial
72
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 business support service - 5.7%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.6% and Freight transport by road - 4.2%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 398,682 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 4,659 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for January 2018 - 3,690 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 July 2020, there were 554 companies with at least one PCS from China. Other popular countries are Cape Verde, United States 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 - 2.11%. 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