Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in East Midlands

Number of companies in region East Midlands is 407,401, which is 5.8% of all 7,059,568 companies in UK. East Midlands is ranked 8th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 30/04/2020.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in East Midlands

The region with the highest number of companies - 96,595 is Leicestershire. Rutland has the lowest number of companies - 2,421. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 14.1%, Wholesale, retail - 12.1% and Construction - 10.3%.

Number of companies by county 407,401 companies with data in East Midlands

Leicestershire
96,595
23.7%
Nottinghamshire
84,301
20.7%
Northamptonshire
80,356
19.7%
Derbyshire
72,175
17.7%
Lincolnshire
71,553
17.6%
Rutland
2,421
0.6%

Business activity overview 385,451 companies with data in East Midlands

Science
57,368
14.1%
Wholesale, retail
49,133
12.1%
Construction
41,860
10.3%
Administrative
40,487
9.9%
ICT
29,061
7.1%
Transportation
24,656
6.1%
Manufacturing
23,992
5.9%
Real Estate
23,004
5.6%
Service
21,236
5.2%
Health
20,305
5.0%
Accommodation
19,686
4.8%
Dormant
13,783
3.4%
Arts
10,184
2.5%
Financial
9,948
2.4%
Education
8,502
2.1%
Home
4,079
1.0%
Agriculture
3,784
0.9%
Water
1,538
0.4%
Energy
1,013
0.2%
Public
822
0.2%
Mining
582
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 - 5.8%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.7% and Freight transport by road - 4.3%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 385,451 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 4,483 in in March 2019. 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 April 2020, there were 540 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 - 2.12%. Since 2017 the number of dissolutions has exceeded the number of new incorporations. The highest proportion to be dissolved in one month was 3.02% was in December 2018. 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