Number of businesses starting up in Wirral falls behind rest of UK

During the three months, the company register for Wirral grew by just 174 compared to 314 in the first quarter of 2013

During the three months, the company register for Wirral grew by just 174 compared to 314 in the first quarter of 2013

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A NEW economic report for Wirral has revealed company start-ups fell significantly during the first quarter of the year.

The latest Duport Business Confidence Report shows between January and March, there were 324 new companies formed - a 24% drop on the previous year and comparing poorly against a 12% rise in the UK as a whole.

Figures in the study also indicate 150 firms closed - a 36% increase in closures for the period.

The combination of a fall in company formation and a rise in closures led to a dramatic drop in net company growth.

During the three months, the company register grew by just 174, compared to 314 in the first quarter of 2013.

Duport managing director Peter Valaitis said: “Although the UK has moved out of recession, the figures in our latest report for Wirral are a reminder that trading conditions are still very tough in some areas.”

Duport analysed public record data from sources including Companies House, Office for National Statistics and Ordnance Survey.

Wirral Chamber of Commerce chief executive Paula Basnett said: “From a Chamber perspective, I don’t think the figures can be seen in isolation.

“Only recently the Contact Company announced a new project which will create 100 new jobs in Birkenhead, and if we look at the wider view, Wirral is second in the Liverpool City Region for successful Regional Growth Fund projects.

"Many individuals are now taking up to six months in starting their own business, and through our start up loans scheme, Wirral Chamber is helping encourage new growth.

“If we look at the vacant Pacific Road building in Birkenhead, we have already a 70% pre-let uptake on the units even before we have started the refurbishment work.”

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7:02pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Positive thinker says...

It's good to see all the meetings with George Osbourne,David Camaron,Esther Mcvey ect ect have payed off,people. In the real
Just get stuck in to there work and are far to busy for all the nonsense.I could of predicted what the CEO of the chamber would of come out
with,when are the likes going to realise talk is cheap and actions speak
louder than words
It's good to see all the meetings with George Osbourne,David Camaron,Esther Mcvey ect ect have payed off,people. In the real Just get stuck in to there work and are far to busy for all the nonsense.I could of predicted what the CEO of the chamber would of come out with,when are the likes going to realise talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words Positive thinker
  • Score: -1

7:04pm Tue 12 Aug 14

PaulCa says...

This foreseeable, avoidable, years old, ongoing cover-up won't have helped...

http://goo.gl/6XwmMl
This foreseeable, avoidable, years old, ongoing cover-up won't have helped... http://goo.gl/6XwmMl PaulCa
  • Score: 4

7:17pm Tue 12 Aug 14

PaulCa says...

Positive thinker wrote:
It's good to see all the meetings with George Osbourne,David Camaron,Esther Mcvey ect ect have payed off,people. In the real
Just get stuck in to there work and are far to busy for all the nonsense.I could of predicted what the CEO of the chamber would of come out
with,when are the likes going to realise talk is cheap and actions speak
louder than words
I'm going to mark your homework for you P.T.

1 "It's" - excellent. A good start. Spelling correct and apostrophe use good
2 "Osbourne" - wrong spelling - (Osborne)
3 "Camaron" - wrong spelling again - (Cameron)
4 "Camaron,Esther" - space needed between , (comma) and Esther
5 "ect ect" - WHAT?!
6 "off,people" - see (4)
7 "real Just" - come again?
8 "there" - correct word is "their"
9 "nonsense.I" - see (4) and (6)
10 "could of" - correct phrase is "could have"
11 "would of" - see "could of"
12 "with,when" - see (4) and (6) and (9)
13 "when are the likes going to" - see (5)
14 "when are the likes going to realise talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words" - if this is indeed a question, it needs a question mark at the end (?)

Not bad, but I'd say in summary, not only do you talk rubbish, you need to go back to school and practise with crayons before anybody lets you near a keyboard.

Before you tell me practise is spelled "practice", it isn't, not when used as a verb, in which case the "c" is substituted with an "s".
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: It's good to see all the meetings with George Osbourne,David Camaron,Esther Mcvey ect ect have payed off,people. In the real Just get stuck in to there work and are far to busy for all the nonsense.I could of predicted what the CEO of the chamber would of come out with,when are the likes going to realise talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words[/p][/quote]I'm going to mark your homework for you P.T. 1 "It's" - excellent. A good start. Spelling correct and apostrophe use good 2 "Osbourne" - wrong spelling - (Osborne) 3 "Camaron" - wrong spelling again - (Cameron) 4 "Camaron,Esther" - space needed between , (comma) and Esther 5 "ect ect" - WHAT?! 6 "off,people" - see (4) 7 "real Just" - come again? 8 "there" - correct word is "their" 9 "nonsense.I" - see (4) and (6) 10 "could of" - correct phrase is "could have" 11 "would of" - see "could of" 12 "with,when" - see (4) and (6) and (9) 13 "when are the likes going to" - see (5) 14 "when are the likes going to realise talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words" - if this is indeed a question, it needs a question mark at the end (?) Not bad, but I'd say in summary, not only do you talk rubbish, you need to go back to school and practise with crayons before anybody lets you near a keyboard. Before you tell me practise is spelled "practice", it isn't, not when used as a verb, in which case the "c" is substituted with an "s". PaulCa
  • Score: 13

7:20pm Tue 12 Aug 14

PaulCa says...

p.s.

15. Far to busy - Far "too" busy would be correct.
p.s. 15. Far to busy - Far "too" busy would be correct. PaulCa
  • Score: 12

7:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Mmm, teeny weeny bit embarrassing for " The Chamber" and her Puppet Master in Brighton Street me thinks. Doesn't matter how many examples or excuses you come up with Paula, it doesn't change the facts. Just 174 start ups compared to the first quarter last year of 314. It's a blooming good job your old sparring partner Asif is doing well with his rubbish paying sweat shop jobs isn't it. Facts are facts and even Wirral can't argue with them now can they? Bring back Wirral Biz ha ha.
Mmm, teeny weeny bit embarrassing for " The Chamber" and her Puppet Master in Brighton Street me thinks. Doesn't matter how many examples or excuses you come up with Paula, it doesn't change the facts. Just 174 start ups compared to the first quarter last year of 314. It's a blooming good job your old sparring partner Asif is doing well with his rubbish paying sweat shop jobs isn't it. Facts are facts and even Wirral can't argue with them now can they? Bring back Wirral Biz ha ha. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 6

8:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Positive thinker says...

Forget the spelling,

What did you think of the contents?
Forget the spelling, What did you think of the contents? Positive thinker
  • Score: -6

11:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

PaulCa says...

Positive thinker wrote:
Forget the spelling,

What did you think of the contents?
The usual bilge.
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: Forget the spelling, What did you think of the contents?[/p][/quote]The usual bilge. PaulCa
  • Score: 5

7:36am Wed 13 Aug 14

JohnON says...

Positive thinker wrote:
Forget the spelling,

What did you think of the contents?
It should be 'content' - tinyurl.com/mpuz86t


(Not that I'd be so picky as to comment ;-) )
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: Forget the spelling, What did you think of the contents?[/p][/quote]It should be 'content' - tinyurl.com/mpuz86t (Not that I'd be so picky as to comment ;-) ) JohnON
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

hobroW says...

November 2013 THE CEO Mr Burgess at a public meeting extolled the number of start-ups in Wirral. There ought to be a penalty for empty rhetoric.

As to bring back Wirralbiz (heh and it was you this time joeBlogg!!1) I would have told the CEO at that meeting that the latter organization did create many spurious businesses that existed mainly on paper to justify the £500 grant; the £2,200 for wirralbiz and sometimes even, and rather pathetically, were created to protect a business name. For the latter I spent some time in fall of 2011 unregistering companies set up for the latter purpose where the directors were on £150; £350 and £750 fines for not filing DORMANT accounts.

A portion of the companies being written off at companies House will be those set up late 2011 whose accounts were overdue at Companies House in late 2013 and whose owners are now deregistering at Companies House rather than pay huge fines.

"This is the imposthume of much wealth and grief that inward breaks and shows no cause without!"

Stop the rhetoric, ban the bullshiters and withstand the wirralbizzers {with apologies to joeblogg}
November 2013 THE CEO Mr Burgess at a public meeting extolled the number of start-ups in Wirral. There ought to be a penalty for empty rhetoric. As to bring back Wirralbiz (heh and it was you this time joeBlogg!!1) I would have told the CEO at that meeting that the latter organization did create many spurious businesses that existed mainly on paper to justify the £500 grant; the £2,200 for wirralbiz and sometimes even, and rather pathetically, were created to protect a business name. For the latter I spent some time in fall of 2011 unregistering companies set up for the latter purpose where the directors were on £150; £350 and £750 fines for not filing DORMANT accounts. A portion of the companies being written off at companies House will be those set up late 2011 whose accounts were overdue at Companies House in late 2013 and whose owners are now deregistering at Companies House rather than pay huge fines. "This is the imposthume of much wealth and grief that inward breaks and shows no cause without!" Stop the rhetoric, ban the bullshiters and withstand the wirralbizzers {with apologies to joeblogg} hobroW
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Dantealighieri says...

Posative THanker- I cannt sstand aragant presumpios PrAts who thunk bucase theyd ' ad a good educituib DEe thunk therer buter thun uthor persins an get plessur outa pikin on spelin an grandmar mastikes aT ohters mEk;e" tH IGN is pOSitave if yi cin Boverred lucking at wat them prats av stuk on dus sight thing in the pust de,r spelun and grandmare may be grate/ but wat htey say Is crap?
Posative THanker- I cannt sstand aragant presumpios PrAts who thunk bucase theyd ' ad a good educituib DEe thunk therer buter thun uthor persins an get plessur outa pikin on spelin an grandmar mastikes aT ohters mEk;e" tH IGN is pOSitave if yi cin Boverred lucking at wat them prats av stuk on dus sight thing in the pust de,r spelun and grandmare may be grate/ but wat htey say Is crap? Dantealighieri
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Wed 13 Aug 14

hobroW says...

Positive thinker wrote:
Forget the spelling,

What did you think of the contents?
content was very good PT.

I understand you . It is in your handle. You are fed up with negative comments but you must blame WBC not ourselves.
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: Forget the spelling, What did you think of the contents?[/p][/quote]content was very good PT. I understand you . It is in your handle. You are fed up with negative comments but you must blame WBC not ourselves. hobroW
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Wed 13 Aug 14

hobroW says...

Working Wirral was £30 m to redress the 2% lag in self employment of wirral to Merseyside area , (and worse comparted to other regions). Regeneris Consulting in 2007/2008 produced a report that under-pinned WBC regeneration strategy.


But here we are 7 years later and all was rhetoric and fudged figures. BUT WBC wrote an essay and badged themselves as winners of the LGA innovation in regeneration prize.

all rhetoric!!
Working Wirral was £30 m to redress the 2% lag in self employment of wirral to Merseyside area , (and worse comparted to other regions). Regeneris Consulting in 2007/2008 produced a report that under-pinned WBC regeneration strategy. But here we are 7 years later and all was rhetoric and fudged figures. BUT WBC wrote an essay and badged themselves as winners of the LGA innovation in regeneration prize. all rhetoric!! hobroW
  • Score: 5

11:38pm Wed 13 Aug 14

naughtykitties says...

Businesses failing when the chancellor reduces the automatic stabilizer effect of the social security system? What a shock.
Businesses failing when the chancellor reduces the automatic stabilizer effect of the social security system? What a shock. naughtykitties
  • Score: 0

6:05am Thu 14 Aug 14

David Scott says...

Tunnel tolls.
Tunnel tolls. David Scott
  • Score: 3

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