Tradespeople Startups

General trades startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

3331

Amazingly, the number of new businesses created stayed exactly the same at 3,331 between February and March.

TRADESPEOPLE

We’re tracking traders as they start up or reconfigure as a limited company. 

We’ve specifically left out building trades here, concentrating on things like electricians, plumbers, joiners, security and so on. If you need more specifics or are interested how we can help you market to the sector – please get in touch.

TRADE Startup SIC Codes Analysed

SectorMarchFebruary
Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation543 543
Electrical installation538 538
General cleaning of buildings321 321
Other cleaning services290 290
Painting254 254
Joinery installation236 236
Landscape service activities224 224
Roofing activities208 208
Floor and wall covering152 152
Plastering139 139
Removal services128 128
Security systems service activities120 120
Glazing85 85
Window cleaning services72 72
Sewerage13 13
Furnace and chimney cleaning services8 8

UK REGIONS FOR TRADE ACTIVITY

London15.64%
Anglia11.95%
South East9.97%
North East9.67%
North West9.64%
South Central9.34%
Midlands9.07%
Scotland6.12%
South West5.10%
Wales2.25%
Northern Ireland< 1%
Tradespeople Startups

Popular Words USED IN 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.

SERVICES12.22%
ELECTRICAL7.39%
CLEANING6.36%
PLUMBING5.10%
HEATING4.53%
SOLUTIONS3.78%
ROOFING3.60%
PROPERTY2.46%
MAINTENANCE2.34%
BUILDING2.10%
GROUP1.74%
JOINERY1.71%
CONTRACTORS1.50%
CONSTRUCTION1.47%
CLEAN1.32%
SECURITY1.26%
FLOORING1.05%
INSTALLATIONS1.02%
HOME1.02%
LONDON1.02%
PLASTERING< 1%
DECORATING< 1%
LANDSCAPING< 1%
CARPENTRY< 1%
WINDOW< 1%
SERVICE< 1%
ENERGY< 1%
GARDEN< 1%
LANDSCAPES< 1%
INTERIORS< 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

Mr78.41%
Mrs8.47%
Unknown5.67%
Miss5.42%
Ms1.69%
Dr0.12%
Business Owner0.03%
Director0.03%
Lord0.03%
M R0.03%
Md0.03%
Me0.03%
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.

31-4039.64%
21-3022.72%
41-5022.01%
51-6011.04%
Over 603.70%
Under 210.89%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.12 (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.