London lags behind Bedford for female directors reports Duport

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A new league table from reveals that Bedford is leader of the pack when it comes to female director appointments in the UK, while London lags behind.

Bedford is currently number one for female director appointments

It is interesting to note that none of the top ten areas are within Greater London

Leading company formation specialists, have released a league table of the top 100 areas of the UK for female director appointments during Q4 of 2012.

Bedford takes the number one spot, with 34.58% of all director appointments during Q4 being women. Ashford is next in line with 33.23%, closely followed by Bath with 32.73%. Surprisingly, London comes in 79th, and Wembley and Hounslow come in at 88th and 97th respectively.

The table shows that female director appointments in Bedford have been rising for the last three years, with the town taking 76th place in Q4 of 2010, before shooting up to 3rd place in Q4 of 2011.

Managing Director of, Peter Valaitis commented:

“Our league tables for female directors appointments reveal some very interesting statistics relating to gender bias around the UK. It is interesting to note that none of the top ten areas are within Greater London. In fact, many London areas appear towards to the bottom of the table.”

The full director gender league table can be found at

Duport Town League Tables are generated and released by Duport Associates Ltd. The data contained in these tables 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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