Business Barometer's rare these days, but there is some good news!

Over 3,200 New Business Start-ups in March!

There's no doubt that things have slowed right across the economy, but there's still lots of business to be done. That's the message to be drawn from the latest statistics produced by

During March this year over 3,200 of you have set up Companies or Businesses. That's an incredible 16% increase on the same period last year. Overall in the first quarter the start ups are slightly down but not by as much as you'd expect, just 1.4%!

In January alone over 2,800 new businesses were formed, which is down on 2008 figures. But the stronger figures for February and March, have made up for this shortfall.

So business is still being done out there – and more importantly there's nearly 10,000 new start ups to do business with already this year. So who are they? »

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 22% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 48 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 2 Companies


  • 1 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 168 Companies

New Businesses

  • 614 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 1551 Companies


  • 1 Company

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 110 Companies

Struck Off

  • 0 Company

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