Congleton Breaks Half Year Record for New Companies

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The first half of the year saw a record number of new companies in Congleton, according to the latest Companies House data analysed by business formation expert Duport.co.uk.

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All the positive work that has been done in Congleton has made it a great place to start a business.

Congleton: Congleton may appear to be a small, quaint market town, but it has seen a record breaking number of new companies being set up in the first half of 2012. An impressive 230 new companies have been set up between January and the end of June, compared to just 150 during the same period in 2011 and 127 in the first half of 2010.

The town has a character all of its own, with frequent community events and an open air market twice a week. The Halifax independent UK survey for 2009 ranked Congleton as the best place to live in the North West for Quality of Life, thanks to factors such as high employment rate and GCSE passes above the national average.

Residents and businesses in the town have formed the Congleton Partnership, which develops existing assets of the town and surrounding areas. The Congleton Partnership's work has included the development of the My Beartown website, aimed at re-branding and promoting Congleton as a centre for business and tourism. The My Beartown initiative won a North West Market Town award for Most Innovative Market Town.

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

“All the positive work that has been done in Congleton has made it a great place to start a business. The increase in new companies being set up reflects the evolution of this growing town.”

The recent development of Congleton has made it an exciting place to start a business. With a unique brand and residents who really love their town, the future looks very bright indeed for the area.

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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