02/2020

Motor Trade Startups

Motor Trade startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

1634

Total new company registrations climbed from 1,220 to 1,634 between December and January.

The Motor Trade Industry

Motor Traders are all those businesses involved in buying and selling new and used motor vehicles, supplying spare parts and repairs. A motor trader could be be as small as a one man operation through to a multi site dealership.  

For the purpose of our analysis we’ve grouped 10 SIC codes together covering most of the motor industry. If you need more specifics or are interested how we can help you market to the sector – please get in touch.

Motor Trade Startup SIC Codes Analysed

Following the business types in Motor Trade for recent newly founded companies. Change indicators show percentage difference between the two periods displayed for actual numbers recorded.
SectorJanuaryDecember
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles545 ▲28%425
Sale of used cars and light motor vehicles506 ▲44%352
Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories147 ▲31%112
Renting and leasing of cars and light motor vehicles130 ▲3%126
Sale of other motor vehicles104 ▲86%56
Wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories73 ▲52%48
Sale of new cars and light motor vehicles44 ▲47%30
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories38 ▲9%35
Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles31 ▲15%27
Manufacture of motor vehicles16 ▲78%9

UK REGIONS FOR MOTOR TRADE ACTIVITY

Midlands13.34%
London13.16%
Anglia11.75%
North West10.40%
North East9.91%
South Central9.12%
South East6.73%
South West4.59%
Scotland4.22%
Wales2.94%
Northern Ireland1.29%

Popular Words USED IN Motor Trade Startup NAMES

We analysed the words used in company names across the sector for the month. Percentages represent the frequency of use of that particular word.

MOTORS5.45%
AUTO4.90%
CARS4.41%
SERVICES3.86%
AUTOS2.88%
MOTOR2.88%
AUTOMOTIVE2.63%
VEHICLE2.51%
SALES2.51%
CENTRE2.26%
GROUP2.14%
TYRES2.02%
GARAGE1.90%
REPAIR1.77%
SOLUTIONS1.65%
REPAIRS1.53%
PERFORMANCE1.53%
HIRE1.47%
PARTS1.22%
SERVICE1.04%
VEHICLES< 1%
LEASING< 1%
COMMERCIAL< 1%
PRESTIGE< 1%
RECOVERY< 1%
COMMERCIALS< 1%
LONDON< 1%
TRADING< 1%
ENGINEERING< 1%
DETAILING< 1%
Startups Analysed By Industry

Director Profiles

Honorific Titles

Percentage frequency of different titles used by directors starting companies in the period. We can reasonably assume that the majority of “Mr” are male, and “Miss,Ms or Mrs” are female, thereby giving us a male / female ratio of .

M/F Ratio

1:1

Mr83.28%
Unknown5.77%
Mrs5.64%
Miss3.18%
Ms1.36%
Dr0.52%
Director0.06%
Directorms0.06%
Suzanne Bisani0.06%
The Honourable0.06%

Age & EXPERIENCE

These are the approximate age ranges for the directors who are involved with the companies started in the period, along with the average number of directorships held when they started their new business.

31-4031.93%
21-3027.07%
41-5020.53%
51-6013.92%
Over 604.47%
Under 212.07%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.14 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.26)
Sample Size

199

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More UK STartup Resources

See our growing data sets on other regions and sectors. In most reports we track numbers of startups, experience and age of the Directors and try to get a handle on the male / female balance of Directors.