UK (PRWEB UK) 1 January 2013
Maidstone: There were 230 companies formed between July and September in Maidstone, according to a recent report from company formation agents, Duport.co.uk.
During this period there were 230 new company registrations, representing a 6% increase on the same period in 2011.
Maidstone’s economy is largely based around leisure and retail. The town is ranked in the top five shopping centres in the south east of England and boasts one million square feet of retail floor space. Restaurants and bars are also key to the area’s success, with the night-time economy being worth more than £75 million annually.
Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:
“A rise in company formation is really good news for the Maidstone economy, and suggests the town is moving forward as the recession comes to an end.”
“The rising number of new companies should help the thriving retail and leisure industries continue to grow in years to come.”
The Duport Business Confidence Report for Maidstone provides an insight into the local economy, using statistics based on Companies House data. More information can be found at http://www.duport.co.uk/maidstone.
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.