Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East Midlands

Number of companies in region East Midlands is 515,485, which is 5.8% of all 8,942,704 companies in UK. East Midlands is ranked 8th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/08/2022.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East Midlands

The region with the highest number of companies - 124,819 is Leicestershire. Rutland has the lowest number of companies - 2,866. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Wholesale, retail - 13.7%, Science - 13.4% and Construction - 10.6%.

Number of companies by county 515,485 companies with data in East Midlands

Leicestershire
124,819
24.2%
Nottinghamshire
107,714
20.9%
Northamptonshire
98,524
19.1%
Derbyshire
91,032
17.7%
Lincolnshire
90,530
17.6%
Rutland
2,866
0.6%

Business activity overview 493,081 companies with data in East Midlands

Wholesale, retail
70,479
13.7%
Science
68,964
13.4%
Construction
54,656
10.6%
Administrative
50,818
9.9%
ICT
34,931
6.8%
Real Estate
34,027
6.6%
Transportation
32,986
6.4%
Manufacturing
29,290
5.7%
Accommodation
27,682
5.4%
Service
27,162
5.3%
Health
26,331
5.1%
Dormant
15,330
3.0%
Financial
13,616
2.6%
Arts
12,884
2.5%
Education
10,964
2.1%
Home
5,245
1.0%
Agriculture
4,702
0.9%
Water
1,847
0.4%
Public
1,356
0.3%
Energy
1,197
0.2%
Mining
643
0.1%
Extraterritorial
82
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 - 5.1%, Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate - 4.5% and Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.5%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 493,081 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 4,750 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for March 2021 - 6,079 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 August 2022, there were 823 companies with at least one PCS from China. Other popular countries are United States, France and Ireland.

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 - 2.09%. 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