Surprising statistics in new national league tables from Duport

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Leading company formation agents, have released a range of national league tables that provide some fascinating and suprising insights into business performance around the country.

The new league tables make for interesting reading

They are a fantastic way to get a sense of which areas of the country are performing best, and which are lagging behind.

Company formation specialists, have released a set of new national league tables which rank the top 100 UK towns on a number of key business confidence metrics.

The information in the tables is based on Companies House data and allows users to find out which areas of the country rank the highest for company growth, active companies, female directors and directors under 25-years-old.

The tables throw up a number of interesting and unexpected results. Although London tops the table for active companies, Wirral comes out top for net company growth, with London trailing in 15th place.

The tables, which are available for both towns and counties, contain quarterly data from 2000 to the present day, making it possible to compare how an area’s ranking has changed over time. For example, in Q4 of 2008 Romford was number one in the UK for female director appointments, but by Q4 of 2012 it had dropped to 45th.

Managing Director of, Peter Valaitis said:

“Our national league tables make for interesting, and often surprising reading. It’s not always the places you expect that come out on top. They are a fantastic way to get a sense of which areas of the country are performing best, and which are lagging behind.”

The tables can be used in conjunction with Duport Business Confidence Reports, which are also available at These reports contain more detailed statistics on specific areas, giving an insight into the local economy of a particular place.

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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