Companies in City of Glasgow

City of Glasgow has 0.93% of the UK's active companies registered among its towns and cities, ranking 1st for company formations in Scotland and 30th for the UK as a whole. Out of 103,525 total company incorporations, 53% have been dissolved, with 6,408 ceasing trading in the last 12 months.The most active industry in City of Glasgow is wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles, making up 17% of active companies, and ranking 26th nationally for this category.

City of Glasgow Quick Company Stats

Out of City of Glasgow's 103,525 total incorporated companies, 8,868 were formed in the last 12 months ending the 05th of December 2023.

All Time

103,525

Total Incorporations

All Time

46,115

Active Companies

All Time

55,226

Total Dissolved

Last 12 Months

8,868

Incorporations

Last 12 Months

8,741

Active Companies

Last 12 Months

6,408

Dissolved

City of Glasgow's Industries & Business Types

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

Top 20 City of Glasgow Industries

Industry Companies Incorporated Active Dissolved
Accommodation and food service activities 11,797 4,872 6,631
Construction 11,391 4,517 6,475
Administrative and support service activities 13,361 4,307 8,769
Information and communication 8,666 3,813 4,697
Other service activities 7,011 3,197 3,700
Manufacturing 4,648 1,971 2,514
Human health and social work activities 3,266 1,943 1,284
Financial and insurance activities 2,998 1,645 1,270
Arts, entertainment and recreation 3,289 1,635 1,619
Transportation and storage 2,586 1,005 1,516
Education 1,948 976 948
Activities of households as employers 484 278 204
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 434 253 173
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 427 189 215
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 397 183 204
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 203 91 108
Mining and Quarrying 384 83 262

Top 20 Business Type Classifications in City of Glasgow

Business Classification Companies Incorporated Active Dissolved
Management consultancy activities other than financial management 3,988 1,765 2,128
Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet 3,002 1,760 1,228
Take-away food shops and mobile food stands 3,689 1,740 1,913
Other service activities 3,969 1,673 2,226
Information technology consultancy activities 2,746 1,105 1,581
Licensed restaurants 2,616 992 1,510
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment 1,766 898 841
Development of building projects 2,137 814 1,250
Other human health activities 1,380 794 573
Unlicensed restaurants and cafes 1,438 768 648
Other professional, scientific and technical activities 1,647 762 838
Business and domestic software development 1,213 715 483
Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis 1,132 696 415
Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets 1,240 633 600
Activities of other holding companies 815 623 168
Other information technology service activities 1,735 622 1,086
Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating 1,339 616 704

Businesses Statistics for City of Glasgow's Towns, Cities, and Villages

We have collected business information and formation statistics for 4 locations within City of Glasgow.

Name Companies Incorporated Active Companies Dissolved
Carmunnock 80 47 33
Gartloch 53 28 25
Glasgow 103,091 45,899 55,008
Netherlee 301 141 160

Frequently Asked Questions about Business in City of Glasgow

How many companies are there in City of Glasgow?

There are 46,115 active companies in City of Glasgow as of Dec 2023. In total, 103,525 companies have been incorporated, and 55,226 have been dissolved.

What is the most common type of company in City of Glasgow?

Most companies in City of Glasgow are categorised under: accommodation and food service activities. This accounts for 4,872 companies.

What are the most common SIC codes in City of Glasgow?

The most common SIC codes used by companies in City of Glasgow are: management consultancy activities other than financial management; retail sale via mail order houses or via internet; and take-away food shops and mobile food stands.

Last updated: 05 Dec 2023 23:50