Retail Startups

Retail startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

3733

Total new company registrations climbed from 3,603 to 3,733 between September and October.

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

Measuring the entrepreneurial sectors in Retail for recent new businesses started. Change indicators show percentage difference between the two periods displayed for actual numbers recorded.
SectorOctoberSeptember
Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets583 ▲4%560
Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores457 ▲2%446
Other retail sale in non-specialised stores443 ▲5%422
Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating328 ▲15%284
Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores134 ▲5%128
Retail of furniture, lighting, and similar (not musical instruments or scores) in specialised store134 ▲19%113
Retail sale of sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles129 ▲54%84
Other retail sale of food in specialised stores127 ▲6%120
Retail sale via stalls and markets of textiles, clothing and footwear126 ▲2%123
Retail sale via stalls and markets of other goods113 ▲4%109
Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores (not commercial art galleries and opticians)106 ▼-12%120
Retail sale of watches and jewellery in specialised stores104 ▲8%96
Retail sale of mobile telephones98 ▲17%84
Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilizers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores76 ▲1%75
Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores74 ▼-8%80
Retail sale of beverages in specialised stores65 ▼-6%69
Retail sale of games and toys in specialised stores59 ▲18%50
Retail sale via stalls and markets of food, beverages and tobacco products51 ▼-25%68
Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores51 ▲11%46
Retail sale of carpets, rugs, wall and floor coverings in specialised stores46 ▲21%38
Retail sale of textiles in specialised stores44 ▼-12%50
Retail sale of telecommunications equipment other than mobile telephones42 ▼-22%54
Retail sale of meat and meat products in specialised stores38 ▼-38%61
Retail sale of footwear in specialised stores38 ▼-14%44
Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores35 35
Retail sale of newspapers and stationery in specialised stores32 ▼-14%37
Retail sale of fruit and vegetables in specialised stores31 ▼-23%40
Retail sale of other second-hand goods in stores (not incl. antiques)31 ▼-16%37
Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores30 ▲25%24
Retail sale in commercial art galleries30 ▲30%23
Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores (not incl. hearing aids) n.e.c.22 ▼-4%23
Retail sale of antiques including antique books in stores20 ▲33%15
Retail sale of books in specialised stores19 ▼-14%22
Retail sale of leather goods in specialised stores17 ▼-26%23

UK REGIONS FOR RETAIL ACTIVITY

London22.34%
Midlands10.80%
North West9.94%
Anglia9.30%
South Central8.36%
North East7.90%
South East7.07%
South West5.04%
Scotland4.77%
Wales2.25%
Northern Ireland1.02%

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.

STORE1.50%
TRADING1.39%
SHOP1.31%
RETAIL1.18%
LONDON1.18%
GROUP< 1%
CLOTHING< 1%
BOUTIQUE< 1%
FOOD< 1%
STORES< 1%
ENTERPRISES< 1%
HOME< 1%
SERVICES< 1%
INTERNATIONAL< 1%
HOLDINGS< 1%
BEAUTY< 1%
SUPPLIES< 1%
SUPERMARKET< 1%
CONVENIENCE< 1%
MARKET< 1%
INTERIORS< 1%
HOUSE< 1%
DESIGN< 1%
SOLUTIONS< 1%
COSMETICS< 1%
FOODS< 1%
GLOBAL< 1%
SPORTS< 1%
NEWS< 1%
FASHION< 1%
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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

Mr60.60%
Mrs13.95%
Miss11.77%
Unknown7.51%
Ms5.47%
Dr0.59%
Lady0.03%
Lord0.03%
Madam0.03%
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%
21-3026.00%
41-5022.63%
51-6012.14%
Over 603.93%
Under 213.15%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.19 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.29)
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.