The growth and investment in tourism is leading to greater footfall in Southport, and this can only be a good thing for local business.
UK (PRWEB UK) 4 September 2012
Southport: Companies House data analysed by Duport.co.uk shows a record number of new company formations in Southport during the second quarter of the year. There were 164 new companies formed, more than any other second quarter on record. The previous second quarter record was set at 149 in 2009.
As a seaside town, the economy in Southport suffered during the 1960s with the advent of cheap air travel. However, the tourism business is still important to the town, with many visitors still choosing to come for day trips and weekends. In 2011, Southport was named 14th most popular seaside resort in the country, with a rise of 23% in the money that was spent in the resort that year.
The local council are working hard to restore the tourism trade to its former glory by redeveloping the town centre and putting on events such as the Southport Flower Show and the Southport Food and Drink Festival. The town is being marketed as “England’s Classic Resort”, and according to the promotional website it is a “seaside town with a contemporary twist”.
Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:
“The growth and investment in tourism is leading to greater footfall in Southport, and this can only be a good thing for local business. It’s no surprise we have seen a record number of company registrations in the last quarter – business start-ups are keen to capitalise on the expanding tourism market of 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.