Female directors on the rise in Doncaster

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There has been a rise in the number of female director appointments in Doncaster, according to research published in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report.

There is a rising number of female directors in Doncaster

The recession has had a significant impact on women, so it is encouraging to see a rising number of female directors in Doncaster.

Statistics published in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Doncaster show a rise in the number of female director appointments during the first quarter of the year. 28% of directors appointed in the January to March period were female, compared to 25.7% during the same period last year. More information and statistics on director gender can be found in the full report.

Further good news for Doncaster comes in the form of £46.9 million of funding secured by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. The funding is to bring local properties up to a decent living standard, which should also stimulate the economy by creating work for local businesses and tradesmen.

Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:

“The recession has had a significant impact on women, so it is encouraging to see a rising number of female directors in Doncaster - whether they are being appointed to outside companies or setting up their own businesses.

“Our latest report highlights several interesting statistics for the area, some of which are very positive. For instance, as well as a rise in female directors, there has also been a rise in net company growth during recent months.”

Duport Business Confidence Reports are published quarterly for each area of the UK and provide detailed facts and figures on local economies.

Duport Business Confidence Reports are generated and released by Duport Associates Ltd. The data contained in these reports is assimilated and analysed by Duport using public record data from sources including Companies House, Office for National Statistics and Ordnance Survey. Duport Associates Ltd is a leading UK company formation agent, established in 1997 and registering around 10,000 new companies each year through its Companies House approved software.

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