Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East Midlands

Number of companies in region East Midlands is 441,283, which is 5.8% of all 7,626,767 companies in UK. East Midlands is ranked 8th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/12/2020.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East Midlands

The region with the highest number of companies - 106,594 is Leicestershire. Rutland has the lowest number of companies - 2,783. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 13.8%, Wholesale, retail - 13.2% and Construction - 10.3%.

Number of companies by county 441,283 companies with data in East Midlands

Leicestershire
106,594
24.2%
Nottinghamshire
91,223
20.7%
Northamptonshire
86,779
19.7%
Derbyshire
77,381
17.5%
Lincolnshire
76,523
17.3%
Rutland
2,783
0.6%

Business activity overview 419,208 companies with data in East Midlands

Science
61,117
13.8%
Wholesale, retail
58,092
13.2%
Construction
45,368
10.3%
Administrative
43,887
9.9%
ICT
30,911
7.0%
Transportation
26,581
6.0%
Real Estate
26,119
5.9%
Manufacturing
25,936
5.9%
Service
23,174
5.3%
Health
21,916
5.0%
Accommodation
21,676
4.9%
Dormant
14,054
3.2%
Financial
10,989
2.5%
Arts
10,928
2.5%
Education
9,251
2.1%
Home
4,405
1.0%
Agriculture
4,015
0.9%
Water
1,643
0.4%
Energy
1,072
0.2%
Public
973
0.2%
Mining
596
0.1%
Extraterritorial
75
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 - 5.6%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.6% and Freight transport by road - 4.2%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 419,208 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 4,649 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for October 2020 - 5,744 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 November 2020, there were 606 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