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Companies Founded by Year

Thousands of companies are founded each day in the UK. Not all of them stand the test of time. Dig in below to explore still-active companies founded by year - there'll be a big swing to recently founded companies as they are less likely to have ceased trading in the shorter periods of time

2024 → Companies Founded: 439,918
6.61% of active companies
2023 → Companies Founded: 900,084
13.53% of active companies
2022 → Companies Founded: 798,674
12.0% of active companies
2021 → Companies Founded: 648,232
9.74% of active companies
2020 → Companies Founded: 475,168
7.14% of active companies
2019 → Companies Founded: 408,293
6.14% of active companies
2018 → Companies Founded: 339,550
5.1% of active companies
2017 → Companies Founded: 289,480
4.35% of active companies
2016 → Companies Founded: 256,644
3.86% of active companies
2015 → Companies Founded: 231,547
3.48% of active companies
2014 → Companies Founded: 206,498
3.1% of active companies
2013 → Companies Founded: 171,835
2.58% of active companies
2012 → Companies Founded: 147,533
2.22% of active companies
2011 → Companies Founded: 128,147
1.93% of active companies
2010 → Companies Founded: 107,306
1.61% of active companies
2009 → Companies Founded: 88,518
1.33% of active companies
2008 → Companies Founded: 79,475
1.19% of active companies
2007 → Companies Founded: 87,480
1.31% of active companies
2006 → Companies Founded: 78,150
1.17% of active companies
2005 → Companies Founded: 68,833
1.03% of active companies
2004 → Companies Founded: 64,448
0.97% of active companies
2003 → Companies Founded: 80,554
1.21% of active companies
2002 → Companies Founded: 62,178
0.93% of active companies
2001 → Companies Founded: 40,956
0.62% of active companies
2000 → Companies Founded: 39,529
0.59% of active companies
1999 → Companies Founded: 34,880
0.52% of active companies
1998 → Companies Founded: 30,358
0.46% of active companies
1997 → Companies Founded: 27,905
0.42% of active companies
1996 → Companies Founded: 23,240
0.35% of active companies
1995 → Companies Founded: 19,281
0.29% of active companies
1994 → Companies Founded: 16,948
0.25% of active companies
1993 → Companies Founded: 15,254
0.23% of active companies
1992 → Companies Founded: 13,461
0.2% of active companies
1991 → Companies Founded: 13,136
0.2% of active companies
1990 → Companies Founded: 12,938
0.19% of active companies
1989 → Companies Founded: 13,427
0.2% of active companies
1988 → Companies Founded: 13,635
0.2% of active companies
1987 → Companies Founded: 13,140
0.2% of active companies
1986 → Companies Founded: 11,965
0.18% of active companies
1985 → Companies Founded: 10,038
0.15% of active companies
1984 → Companies Founded: 9,306
0.14% of active companies
1983 → Companies Founded: 8,764
0.13% of active companies
1982 → Companies Founded: 8,580
0.13% of active companies
1981 → Companies Founded: 11,280
0.17% of active companies
1980 → Companies Founded: 5,799
0.09% of active companies
1979 → Companies Founded: 5,374
0.08% of active companies
1978 → Companies Founded: 5,626
0.08% of active companies
1977 → Companies Founded: 4,871
0.07% of active companies
1976 → Companies Founded: 4,668
0.07% of active companies
1975 → Companies Founded: 3,872
0.06% of active companies

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