Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East Midlands

Number of companies in region East Midlands is 467,952, which is 5.8% of all 8,034,858 companies in UK. East Midlands is ranked 8th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/07/2021.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East Midlands

The region with the highest number of companies - 112,867 is Leicestershire. Rutland has the lowest number of companies - 2,708. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 13.7%, Wholesale, retail - 13.5% and Construction - 10.4%.

Number of companies by county 467,952 companies with data in East Midlands

Leicestershire
112,867
24.1%
Nottinghamshire
96,868
20.7%
Northamptonshire
92,285
19.7%
Derbyshire
82,104
17.5%
Lincolnshire
81,120
17.3%
Rutland
2,708
0.6%

Business activity overview 445,744 companies with data in East Midlands

Science
64,056
13.7%
Wholesale, retail
63,137
13.5%
Construction
48,548
10.4%
Administrative
46,413
9.9%
ICT
32,370
6.9%
Real Estate
29,042
6.2%
Transportation
28,587
6.1%
Manufacturing
27,264
5.8%
Service
24,560
5.2%
Accommodation
23,649
5.1%
Health
23,211
5.0%
Dormant
14,525
3.1%
Financial
11,922
2.5%
Arts
11,621
2.5%
Education
9,881
2.1%
Home
4,735
1.0%
Agriculture
4,256
0.9%
Water
1,746
0.4%
Energy
1,125
0.2%
Public
1,087
0.2%
Mining
627
0.1%
Extraterritorial
69
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 - 5.4%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.6% and Freight transport by road - 4.2%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 445,744 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 4,680 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for March 2021 - 6,094 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