Record number of start-ups in Blackpool

The latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Blackpool shows a record number of companies were registered there during 2012.

BlackpoolBetween January and December, there were 1,734 new companies formed - more than any other year in the history of the town. In addition, net company growth reached a record level, with the company register growing by 980. The UK company share of Blackpool also rose slightly during the last year.

Duport said the local council is also working hard to attract outside investors by promoting the benefits of the area, which include a large workforce, good transport links and many sites that are ripe for development.

Managing director of, Peter Valaitis commented: “The record number of company formations in Blackpool during 2012 shows that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the area.

“Although these are undoubtedly tough economic times, there are plenty of opportunities out there for business start-ups. Blackpool’s new businesses will benefit from the tourist trade and they will, in turn, strengthen the tourist offering.”

The Duport Business Confidence Report for Blackpool contains a wealth of data that can be used to analyse the local business landscape. More information and statistics can be found at Duport Business Confidence Reports are generated and released by Duport Associates Ltd. The data contained in these reports is assimilated and analysed by Duport using public record data from sources including Companies House, Office for National Statistics and Ordnance Survey.