Tradespeople Startups

General trades startups tracked through the UK.

Asset 3

STARTUPS Born Last Month

3407

Total new company registrations climbed from 1,989 to 3,407 between December and January.

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

SectorJanuaryDecember
Electrical installation565 ▲61%351
Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation538 ▲64%328
General cleaning of buildings361 ▲73%209
Painting260 ▲68%155
Other cleaning services255 ▲41%181
Joinery installation231 ▲78%130
Roofing activities212 ▲93%110
Landscape service activities206 ▲73%119
Floor and wall covering171 ▲106%83
Plastering148 ▲108%71
Security systems service activities141 ▲58%89
Removal services139 ▲85%75
Glazing96 ▲104%47
Window cleaning services72 ▲132%31
Sewerage10 ▲25%8
Furnace and chimney cleaning services2 2

UK REGIONS FOR TRADE ACTIVITY

London15.35%
Anglia11.54%
Midlands10.13%
North East9.89%
South East9.80%
South Central8.75%
North West8.72%
Scotland5.93%
South West5.37%
Wales2.44%
Northern Ireland1.12%
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.

SERVICES13.15%
ELECTRICAL7.84%
CLEANING6.81%
HEATING4.93%
PLUMBING4.75%
ROOFING3.73%
SOLUTIONS3.58%
SECURITY2.08%
BUILDING2.05%
JOINERY1.58%
MAINTENANCE1.56%
PROPERTY1.50%
CONSTRUCTION1.50%
CONTRACTORS1.38%
GROUP1.20%
HOME1.14%
PLASTERING1.12%
FLOORING1.06%
CLEAN< 1%
LONDON< 1%
DECORATING< 1%
MECHANICAL< 1%
WINDOWS< 1%
CLEANERS< 1%
LANDSCAPES< 1%
INSTALLATIONS< 1%
LANDSCAPING< 1%
GARDEN< 1%
SYSTEMS< 1%
CARE< 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

Mr79.04%
Mrs8.05%
Unknown5.33%
Miss5.03%
Ms2.31%
Sir0.09%
Dr0.06%
Mister0.03%
Mr Jonathan0.03%
Mt0.03%

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.

31-4038.37%
21-3023.41%
41-5021.10%
51-6012.45%
Over 603.62%
Under 211.05%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.11 (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.