Bedford Shatters Record for April Company Formations

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The latest Companies House data analysed by company formation experts Duport.co.uk reveals record numbers of new companies registered in Bedford in April 2012.

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Most importantly we can see that Bedford also has an expanding group of new entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of investment, growth and new opportunities in the region

Bedford: During the month of April 2012 a record 121 new companies were officially registered in Bedford. The previous high for April was in 2011 with 110 companies, and before that 2003 set the previous high of 104 companies.

Bedford is targeting a population expansion of 48,000 by 2021 with a significant investment in infrastructure to support this development. New homes and roads are planned alongside improvements to public transport and an overhaul of the town centre.

There are a number of high profile businesses with key operations based in Bedford including Asda, Unilever, 3m, Accenture and Sainsbury’s. Bedford is also a part of the UK’s South East Super Region, situated conveniently between the important educational and research hubs of London, Oxford and Cambridge.

Commenting on the news, Duport.co.uk Managing Director Peter Valaitis said: “Bedford has many of the key ingredients required for economic growth. It has operations and headquarters from many leading brands, it is well situated geographically and it is attracting investment.

“Most importantly we can see that Bedford also has an expanding group of new entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of investment, growth and new opportunities in the region.”

Data for Bedford also shows a strong start to 2012 with the highest first quarter of new company registrations since the credit crunch took effect. In the first 3 months of 2012 a total of 359 companies were formed, compared with 369 in 2007 and 362 in 2003.

If this upward growth trend continues, it is possible that 2012 may yet prove to be Bedford's most entrepreneurial year ever.

Duport Associates Ltd is a leading UK company formation agent, operating in the UK for around 15 years. Duport registers around 10,000 new companies each year using its Companies House approved software. The Company Register which is maintained by Companies House contains public information about Limited companies and directors.

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