More than 650 new firms in Daventry

Henry Catchpole of Inform Direct.

Henry Catchpole of Inform Direct.

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More than 650 new companies were created in Daventry last year, new figures show.

Statistics compiled by www.informdirect.co.uk, a provider of online company formations and secretarial software, show that 665 new firms were set up in the town in 2015.

The figures, put together using data available from Companies House and the Office for National Statistics, show that 6,347 new companies were formed in Northamptonshire overall - up from 6,246 the year before and more than in any previous year.

This represents a 1.6 per cent growth and means there are now a record number of firms in the area.

The report - the Inform Direct Review of UK Company Formations in 2015 - includes a league table of company formations county by county, as well as statistics on firms registered and dissolved and percentage growth.

It has revealed that for the 12 months leading up to December 31 2015, there were a record-breaking 612,565 firms formed across the UK - up from 586,784 the year before.

Henry Catchpole, managing director of Inform Direct, said: “Our dynamic economy and business-friendly environment are the reasons there is a ‘Great’ in Great Britain.

“All around the world, governments are spending time and money to figure out the best way to foster an entrepreneurial culture that helps boost the economy.

“But here in the UK, our politicians can nurture this business mentality that has established itself organically.”

He added: “Of course London has always stormed ahead in business, but our figures from 2015 demonstrate that the rest of the UK is also displaying a growing confidence in entrepreneurialism.

“Northamptonshire has had a very successful year and the figures indicate a surge in entrepreneurialism in 2015 for this region.”

Of the new companies created last year in Northamptonshire, 2,670 were in Northampton, 724 in Kettering, 679 in South Northamptonshire, 665 in Daventry and 611 in Wellingborough.

There were a further 504 companies registered in East Northamptonshire and 494 in Corby.

To see a more detailed picture of company formations in Northamptonshire, visit www.informdirect.co.uk/company-formations-2015/northamptonshire