Tradespeople Startups

General trades startups tracked through the UK.

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STARTUPS Born Last Month

3221

Total new company registrations climbed from 2,907 to 3,221 between September and October.

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

SectorOctoberSeptember
Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation541 ▲18%458
Electrical installation528 ▼-2%539
General cleaning of buildings338 ▲13%300
Other cleaning services274 ▲7%257
Painting262 ▲12%234
Joinery installation246 ▲22%202
Landscape service activities181 ▼-2%184
Roofing activities150 ▲13%133
Floor and wall covering144 ▲14%126
Plastering141 ▲27%111
Security systems service activities128 ▲20%107
Removal services117 ▼-3%120
Glazing85 ▲27%67
Window cleaning services66 ▲25%53
Sewerage14 ▲17%12
Furnace and chimney cleaning services6 ▲50%4

UK REGIONS FOR TRADE ACTIVITY

London16.21%
Anglia12.26%
South East9.66%
South Central9.38%
North East9.19%
North West8.85%
Midlands8.32%
Scotland6.09%
South West5.37%
Wales2.48%
Northern Ireland1.18%
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.

SERVICES12.42%
ELECTRICAL7.33%
CLEANING6.12%
PLUMBING4.94%
HEATING4.66%
SOLUTIONS3.38%
ROOFING2.51%
CONSTRUCTION1.89%
SECURITY1.89%
JOINERY1.74%
MAINTENANCE1.74%
BUILDING1.65%
PROPERTY1.52%
CLEAN1.46%
HOME1.40%
GROUP1.30%
CONTRACTORS1.27%
PLASTERING1.09%
FLOORING1.09%
PAINTING1.02%
REMOVALS< 1%
DECORATING< 1%
CARPENTRY< 1%
INSTALLATIONS< 1%
DECORATORS< 1%
LANDSCAPING< 1%
LONDON< 1%
SYSTEMS< 1%
GLAZING< 1%
MECHANICAL< 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

Mr78.84%
Mrs8.50%
Miss5.27%
Unknown5.08%
Ms2.06%
Dr0.09%
Me0.06%
Director0.03%
Mx0.03%
Nr0.03%

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.

31-4035.62%
21-3024.97%
41-5023.28%
51-6011.36%
Over 603.26%
Under 211.51%

Experience

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