New Startup Index
This report, conducted in partnership with NatWest, investigates new company incorporations in the UK since 2019.
A record number of companies were incorporated in 2023—an 11.8% increase on the number incorporated in 2022. These incorporations contribute to the UK having a record number of active companies and given the year-on-year growth speaks to the continued growth in the UK’s population of entrepreneurs.
Download our new report to look at company incorporations over time, as well as analysis of incorporation rates by region, sector and director gender.
Inside the report
About the authors
Henry leads our Research & Consultancy team, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He's worked on briefs for the likes of Barclays, SyndicateRoom, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and British Business Bank. He regularly gives presentations on market trends at events around the UK.
Daniel conducts data manipulation and analysis as part of the Research & Consultancy team. He has a background in business analysis and commercial copywriting in Australia and the UK, having worked at The Sunday Times Fast Track, Oxford University Press, and advertising network MullenLowe Group.
Freya performs data analysis and visualisation in the Research & Consultancy team, with a focus on design. She has worked on projects for clients including Barclays, EY and JP Morgan. Freya holds a BA in History (International) from the University of Leeds, which included a year at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Advone writes copy, and performs data analysis and visualisation. She has written on the nature of Venture Capital Trusts, and worked on projects for Rawnet and Deloitte. She read Law at the University of East Anglia, where she acquired her undergraduate LLB.
Blanca handles data analysis and visualisation, as well as copywriting. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Blanca graduated from Queen Mary University of London, where she was awarded a BSc in Computer Science with Management (ITMB).
Bila handles data analysis and visualisation, as well as project management. Before joining Beauhurst, Bila worked at an R&D Tax consultancy. She graduated from the University of Warwick with a Master of Chemistry (MChem).
Harry conducts data analysis and visualisation. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Harry graduated from Loughborough University, where he was awarded a BSc in Economics, having also completed a Placement Year working in Risk Analysis at the Bank of England.
Evangeline performs graphic design and data visualisation in the Research & Consultancy team. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Evangeline graduated from University for the Creative Arts, where she was awarded a BA(Hons) in Illustration and Animation.
Justin handles data analysis and visualisation, as well as copywriting. Before joining, Justin graduated from Imperial College London, where he was awarded a MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology. He has also previously worked in consulting and academia.
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