Tradespeople Startups

General trades startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

2990

Total new company registrations climbed from 2,585 to 2,990 between June and July.

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

SectorJulyJune
Electrical installation577 ▲28%450
Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation447 ▲5%425
General cleaning of buildings287 ▲15%249
Painting244 ▲15%212
Other cleaning services225 ▲8%209
Landscape service activities209 209
Joinery installation205 ▲5%196
Roofing activities170 ▲11%153
Floor and wall covering130 ▲34%97
Removal services121 ▲105%59
Plastering116 ▲2%114
Security systems service activities104 ▲5%99
Glazing70 ▲32%53
Window cleaning services67 ▲43%47
Sewerage16 ▲60%10
Furnace and chimney cleaning services2 ▼-33%3

UK REGIONS FOR TRADE ACTIVITY

London15.18%
Anglia11.77%
South Central10.67%
North West9.60%
South East9.46%
Midlands8.96%
North East8.60%
Scotland5.59%
South West4.65%
Wales2.88%
Northern Ireland1.30%
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.

SERVICES12.21%
ELECTRICAL8.19%
CLEANING5.55%
PLUMBING4.08%
SOLUTIONS4.08%
HEATING3.55%
ROOFING2.94%
SECURITY1.94%
CONSTRUCTION1.91%
MAINTENANCE1.81%
PROPERTY1.71%
JOINERY1.67%
BUILDING1.51%
GROUP1.40%
DECORATING1.27%
CONTRACTORS1.17%
CLEAN1.04%
HOME1.00%
FLOORING< 1%
SYSTEMS< 1%
LANDSCAPES< 1%
REMOVALS< 1%
DESIGN< 1%
PAINTING< 1%
GARDEN< 1%
INSTALLATIONS< 1%
ELECTRICS< 1%
LONDON< 1%
WINDOWS< 1%
ENGINEERING< 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

Mr78.10%
Mrs8.47%
Unknown6.28%
Miss4.96%
Ms1.86%
Dr0.13%
Me0.07%
Sir0.07%
Mme0.03%
R V Electrical (Cambs)0.03%

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.

31-4037.45%
21-3025.37%
41-5021.32%
51-6011.54%
Over 602.97%
Under 211.35%

Experience

The average number of active directorships held by this sample is 1.15 (nationally for the same period it’s 1.3)
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.