Companies in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire has 1.24% of the UK's active companies registered among its towns and cities, ranking 3rd for company formations in the East of England and 23rd for the UK as a whole. Out of 118,307 total company incorporations, 48% have been dissolved, with 6,926 ceasing trading in the last 12 months.The most active industry in Cambridgeshire is professional, scientific and technical activities, making up 16% of active companies, and ranking 17th nationally for this category.

Cambridgeshire Quick Company Stats

Out of Cambridgeshire's 118,307 total incorporated companies, 9,117 were formed in the last 12 months ending the 06th of December 2023.

All Time

118,307

Total Incorporations

All Time

61,521

Active Companies

All Time

56,248

Total Dissolved

Last 12 Months

9,117

Incorporations

Last 12 Months

9,015

Active Companies

Last 12 Months

6,926

Dissolved

Cambridgeshire's Industries & Business Types

The most common industries in Cambridgeshire are professional, scientific and technical activities; wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles; and construction. Looking at specific business type classifications, most companies in Cambridgeshire are classified as other letting and operating of own or leased real estate; management consultancy activities other than financial management; and other business support service activities.

Top 20 Cambridgeshire Industries

Industry Companies Incorporated Active Dissolved
Real estate activities 7,254 6,102 2,119
Information and communication 12,586 5,861 7,768
Administrative and support service activities 11,983 5,680 7,363
Manufacturing 7,682 4,288 3,891
Transportation and storage 5,755 3,129 3,460
Other service activities 5,462 3,068 2,900
Human health and social work activities 5,050 3,020 2,672
Accommodation and food service activities 5,004 2,781 2,629
Financial and insurance activities 3,372 2,307 1,505
Activities of households as employers 1,818 1,826 285
Education 2,797 1,730 1,271
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2,999 1,702 1,506
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 1,200 898 375
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 344 180 178
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 298 170 146
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 264 140 136
Mining and Quarrying 189 105 89

Top 20 Business Type Classifications in Cambridgeshire

Business Classification Companies Incorporated Active Dissolved
Information technology consultancy activities 5,175 2,132 3,445
Buying and selling of own real estate 2,439 2,095 692
Freight transport by road 3,468 1,884 2,145
Residents property management 1,740 1,804 219
Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet 2,650 1,678 1,218
Other service activities 3,135 1,587 1,869
Development of building projects 2,307 1,511 1,021
Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis 1,594 1,312 501
Construction of domestic buildings 1,923 1,302 785
Other professional, scientific and technical activities 2,081 1,297 963
Other human health activities 1,972 1,187 1,027
Other information technology service activities 2,552 1,159 1,561
Business and domestic software development 1,849 1,151 877
Activities of other holding companies 1,044 1,015 205
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 1,355 900 549
Take-away food shops and mobile food stands 1,296 776 611
Other education 1,115 767 447

Businesses Statistics for Cambridgeshire's Towns, Cities, and Villages

We have collected business information and formation statistics for 239 locations within Cambridgeshire.

Name Companies Incorporated Active Companies Dissolved
Abbots Ripton 93 52 41
Abbotsley 72 34 38
Abington Pigotts 20 12 8
Alconbury 116 56 60
Alconbury Weston 93 44 49
Alwalton 1,002 788 211
Arrington 36 17 19
Ashley 38 20 18
Babraham 351 220 131
Bainton 41 14 27
Balsham 125 79 46
Bar Hill 296 128 167
Barnack 98 49 49
Barrington 86 43 42
Bartlow 25 14 11
Barton 106 48 56
Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth 1,108 481 625
Bluntisham 132 68 64
Bottisham 167 82 84
Bourn 117 73 44
Boxworth 28 15 13
Brampton 386 196 190
Bretton 1,025 460 565
Brington and Molesworth 33 20 13
Broughton 103 60 42
Buckden 392 236 156
Buckworth 14 9 5
Burrough Green 40 26 14
Burwell 473 253 220
Bury 112 52 60
Bythorn and Keyston 56 27 29
Caldecote 167 88 79
Cambourne 1,299 706 589
Cambridge 22,748 11,696 10,928
Carlton 19 8 11
Castle Camps 53 30 22
Castor 84 46 38
Catworth 49 22 27
Caxton 75 36 39
Chatteris 924 503 416
Cheveley 183 101 82
Chippenham 59 28 30
Christchurch 61 35 26
Colne 91 53 38
Comberton 211 105 106
Conington 27 17 10
Conington 22 8 14
Coton 53 29 23
Cottenham 665 341 324
Coveney 39 28 11
Covington 13 10 3
Croxton 36 20 16
Croydon 62 30 32
Deeping Gate 47 25 22
Denton and Caldecote 13 7 6
Diddington 10 7 3
Doddington 156 82 74
Downham 224 128 95
Dry Drayton 89 50 39
Dullingham 86 55 31
Duxford 166 99 67
Earith 160 88 71
Easton 25 13 12
Ellington 91 31 60
Elm 247 140 106
Elsworth 262 159 102
Elton 61 30 31
Ely 2,480 1,330 1,145
Eye 335 156 179
Farcet 152 91 61
Fen Ditton 81 45 36
Fen Drayton 69 37 32
Fenstanton 265 148 116
Folksworth and Washingley 86 40 46
Fordham 301 202 98
Fowlmere 121 64 57
Foxton 123 68 55
Fulbourn 665 339 326
Gamlingay 300 154 146
Girton 662 434 228
Glatton 53 24 29
Glinton 104 59 44
Godmanchester 930 262 667
Gorefield 71 34 37
Grantchester 45 24 21
Graveley 125 13 112
Great Abington 151 101 50
Great and Little Chishill 70 41 29
Great Eversden 29 13 16
Great Gidding 27 12 15
Great Gransden 200 113 86
Great Paxton 62 29 33
Great Shelford 1,234 768 464
Great Staughton 128 58 70
Great Wilbraham 60 32 28
Guilden Morden 83 32 50
Haddenham 461 128 332
Haddon 10 5 5
Hail Weston 53 35 18
Hampton Hargate and Vale 2,399 1,079 1,315
Hardwick 197 110 87
Harlton 23 10 13
Harston 235 131 104
Haslingfield 270 150 120
Hatley 37 23 14
Hauxton 92 53 39
Helpston 102 55 47
Hemingford Abbots 69 37 32
Hemingford Grey 241 112 129
Heydon 41 19 22
Hildersham 33 13 20
Hilton 70 28 42
Hinxton 31 23 8
Histon 1,195 604 553
Holme 48 20 28
Holywell-cum-Needingworth 306 178 128
Horningsea 60 23 37
Horseheath 37 21 16
Houghton and Wyton 195 105 90
Huntingdon 3,145 1,570 1,568
Ickleton 102 26 75
Impington 368 184 184
Isleham 141 73 68
Kennett 45 28 17
Kimbolton 232 149 83
Kingston 36 19 17
Kirtling 39 20 19
Knapwell 12 7 5
Landbeach 380 298 82
Leighton 33 17 16
Leverington 108 53 54
Linton 316 172 142
Litlington 228 83 145
Little Abington 49 19 30
Little Eversden 29 13 16
Little Gransden 31 18 13
Little Paxton 936 579 356
Little Shelford 72 47 25
Little Wilbraham 48 33 15
Littleport 725 414 309
Lode 69 36 33
Longstanton 493 268 225
Longstowe 22 10 12
Madingley 104 12 92
Manea 150 71 78
March 1,546 762 782
Marholm 18 9 9
Maxey 62 35 27
Melbourn 546 317 229
Meldreth 203 127 76
Mepal 87 26 61
Milton 968 531 432
Newborough 159 90 67
Newton 178 113 65
Northborough 57 28 29
Oakington and Westwick 224 118 106
Offord Cluny and Offord D'Arcy 148 77 71
Old Hurst 30 19 11
Orton Longueville 858 409 449
Orton Waterville 3,233 1,809 1,389
Orwell 101 67 34
Over 234 132 102
Pampisford 112 73 39
Papworth Everard 379 189 190
Papworth St. Agnes 5 3 2
Parson Drove 270 193 77
Perry 47 24 23
Peterborough 25,158 12,922 12,165
Pidley cum Fenton 66 37 29
Rampton 36 20 16
Ramsey 940 491 443
Reach 37 29 8
Sawston 1,380 590 788
Sawtry 410 235 174
Shepreth 108 52 56
Shingay cum Wendy 22 13 8
Shudy Camps 43 13 30
Sibson-cum-Stibbington 113 59 54
Snailwell 8 6 2
Soham 1,256 520 736
Somersham 261 139 122
Southoe and Midloe 43 18 25
Spaldwick 59 31 28
St. Ives 3,465 1,928 1,532
St. Martin's Without 11 7 4
St. Neots 3,036 1,428 1,601
Stapleford 176 103 73
Steeple Morden 188 93 95
Stetchworth 137 107 30
Stow cum Quy 296 205 91
Stretham 214 129 85
Sutton 242 134 108
Sutton 15 9 6
Swaffham Bulbeck 181 120 60
Swaffham Prior 72 40 32
Swavesey 310 159 150
Tadlow 24 15 8
Teversham 187 97 90
The Stukeleys 283 200 83
Thetford 34 19 15
Thorney 295 163 132
Thornhaugh 19 11 8
Thriplow 113 68 45
Tilbrook 54 31 23
Toft 118 86 32
Tydd St. Giles 72 48 24
Ufford 29 16 12
Upton and Coppingford 20 12 8
Upwood and the Raveleys 68 37 31
Wansford 55 28 27
Warboys 329 158 171
Waresley-cum-Tetworth 31 24 7
Water Newton 10 5 5
Waterbeach 2,645 1,199 1,444
Wentworth 15 7 8
West Wratting 42 23 19
Weston Colville 38 22 16
Whaddon 47 29 18
Whittlesey 1,418 783 631
Whittlesford 573 161 252
Wicken 84 42 42
Wilburton 137 78 59
Willingham 462 235 227
Wimblington 166 89 77
Wimpole 31 13 18
Winwick 8 6 2
Wisbech 2,932 1,626 1,299
Wisbech St. Mary 225 112 113
Wistow 38 23 15
Witcham 39 24 15
Witchford 171 96 75
Wittering 93 41 52
Wood Walton 32 12 20
Woodditton 183 122 61
Woodhurst 33 15 18
Wothorpe 38 24 14
Wyton-on-the-Hill 61 34 27
Yaxley 789 446 342
Yelling 27 19 8

Frequently Asked Questions about Business in Cambridgeshire

How many companies are there in Cambridgeshire?

There are 61,521 active companies in Cambridgeshire as of Dec 2023. In total, 118,307 companies have been incorporated, and 56,248 have been dissolved.

What is the most common type of company in Cambridgeshire?

Most companies in Cambridgeshire are categorised under: real estate activities. This accounts for 6,102 companies.

What are the most common SIC codes in Cambridgeshire?

The most common SIC codes used by companies in Cambridgeshire are: information technology consultancy activities; buying and selling of own real estate; and freight transport by road.

Last updated: 06 Dec 2023 00:00