Aberdeen sees rise in new companies

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UK (PRWEB UK) 12 October 2012

Aberdeen: Company formation numbers in Aberdeen have risen during the first six months of the year, according to data in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report. There were 1042 companies formed between January and June, representing a 6% increase on the same period in 2011. Further data on company formation in the city can be found at http://www.duport.co.uk/aberdeen.

Known as the Oil Capital of Europe, Aberdeen has been one of the few cities to grow its economy during the financial crisis. However, the city is actively looking to change its economic focus to renewable energy. The local authority have in place a Renewable Energy Strategy which requires 20% of all electricity to be produced from renewable energy resources by 2020. In recent years, many renewable energy companies have sprung up in the area, hoping to capitalise on the shift in energy production.

As well as being an important hub for the energy industry, Aberdeen is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Scotland. In addition to its traditional shopping streets, the city also boasts a new retail and leisure development, Union Square, which hosts a cinema and several restaurants, together with a wide range of shops.

Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:

Aberdeen has weathered the financial storm remarkably well and the growing number of new company formations is a positive sign for future growth in the city.

Our latest report shows that as well as growth in company formations, there has also been a rise in net company growth during the first six months of the year.

The Duport Business Confidence Report for Aberdeen contains data that provides a detailed overview of the city. Reports are published every quarter and cover all areas of the UK.

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. Duport Associates Ltd is a leading UK company formation agent, established in 1997 and registering around 10,000 new companies each year through its Companies House approved software.

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