Retail Startups

Retail startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

3785

Amazingly, the number of new businesses created stayed exactly the same at 3,785 between February and March.

The Retail Industry

The retail sector covers everything sold face to face one way or another.¬†For the purpose of our analysis we’ve grouped several SIC codes together and ignored retail online / mail order. If you need more specifics or are interested how we can help you market to the sector – please get in touch.

Retail Startup SIC Codes Analysed

Following the kinds of business in Retail for recent startup births. Change indicators show percentage difference between the two periods displayed for actual numbers recorded.
SectorMarchFebruary
Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets541 541
Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores455 455
Other retail sale in non-specialised stores422 422
Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating332 332
Other retail sale of food in specialised stores152 152
Retail sale of sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles129 129
Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores123 123
Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores (not commercial art galleries and opticians)123 123
Retail sale via stalls and markets of textiles, clothing and footwear120 120
Retail of furniture, lighting, and similar (not musical instruments or scores) in specialised store114 114
Retail sale via stalls and markets of other goods104 104
Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilizers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores97 97
Retail sale of watches and jewellery in specialised stores93 93
Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores83 83
Retail sale of mobile telephones71 71
Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores70 70
Retail sale of games and toys in specialised stores66 66
Retail sale of textiles in specialised stores58 58
Retail sale of carpets, rugs, wall and floor coverings in specialised stores53 53
Retail sale of telecommunications equipment other than mobile telephones52 52
Retail sale of meat and meat products in specialised stores51 51
Retail sale via stalls and markets of food, beverages and tobacco products51 51
Retail sale of fruit and vegetables in specialised stores50 50
Retail sale of beverages in specialised stores47 47
Retail sale of other second-hand goods in stores (not incl. antiques)47 47
Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores (not incl. hearing aids) n.e.c.45 45
Retail sale of footwear in specialised stores41 41
Retail sale of newspapers and stationery in specialised stores34 34
Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores31 31
Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores29 29
Retail sale of antiques including antique books in stores28 28
Retail sale in commercial art galleries27 27
Retail sale of leather goods in specialised stores24 24
Retail sale of books in specialised stores22 22

UK REGIONS FOR RETAIL ACTIVITY

London23.67%
North West10.22%
Anglia9.72%
Midlands9.25%
South Central8.64%
North East8.30%
South East6.42%
Scotland4.44%
South West4.36%
Wales2.19%
Northern Ireland1.32%

Popular Words Used In Retail 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.

TRADING1.61%
LONDON1.53%
STORE1.37%
RETAIL1.35%
FOOD1.19%
CLOTHING1.06%
SHOP1.06%
GROUP1.00%
STORES< 1%
INTERNATIONAL< 1%
FASHION< 1%
HOME< 1%
FOODS< 1%
SUPPLIES< 1%
SERVICES< 1%
INTERIORS< 1%
FURNITURE< 1%
BOUTIQUE< 1%
SOLUTIONS< 1%
MARKET< 1%
GLOBAL< 1%
GREEN< 1%
APPAREL< 1%
ENTERPRISES< 1%
STUDIO< 1%
DESIGN< 1%
PRODUCTS< 1%
MOBILE< 1%
MEDICAL< 1%
ONLINE< 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

Mr60.14%
Mrs14.49%
Miss10.46%
Unknown8.34%
Ms5.87%
Dr0.45%
Sir0.06%
Col0.03%
Director0.03%
Md0.03%
Me0.03%
Miss Leah Cross0.03%
Mss0.03%
Rev0.03%

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.

31-4032.14%
21-3025.51%
41-5022.37%
51-6012.80%
Over 604.87%
Under 212.31%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.15 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.27)
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.