Business Services in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove has 29,072 active companies registered at a local address, of which 2,832 were incorporated in the last 12 months. Brighton and Hove performs well for business activity, ranking 1st in The South East, and 1st in East Sussex for active company counts. The most popular business areas operating in Brighton and Hove include: information technology consultancy activities; residents property management; and management consultancy activities other than financial management.

Brighton and Hove Company Scorecard

Out of Brighton and Hove's 60,485 total incorporated companies, 2,832 were formed in the last 12 months.

60,485

Total Incorporations

29,072

Active Companies

30,384

Total Dissolved

Brighton and Hove's Business Profile

The most common business sectors in Brighton and Hove include the 5,555 companies working in information and communication, 5,228 companies working in professional, scientific and technical activities, and 3,001 companies working in real estate activities. The business sectors with the least activity include water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities with 42 active companies, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply with 35 active companies, and mining and quarrying with 14 active companies.

Business Sector Current Active Companies Incorporated Total Dissolved Total
Information and communication 5,555 12,426 6,643
Professional, scientific and technical activities 5,228 11,144 5,627
Real estate activities 3,001 4,248 1,138
Wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles 2,551 5,865 3,107
Administrative and support service activities 2,542 6,770 3,950
Construction 2,192 4,882 2,372
Activities of households as employers 2,006 2,258 242
Accommodation and food service activities 1,628 3,665 1,909
Other service activities 1,416 3,125 1,624
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,363 2,726 1,286
Human health and social work activities 1,266 2,437 1,104
Financial and insurance activities 821 1,598 720
Manufacturing 775 2,011 1,114
Education 754 1,400 600
Transportation and storage 265 689 378
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 66 156 84
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 55 123 67
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 42 98 53
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 35 81 36
Mining and Quarrying 14 44 25

Company Trends in Brighton and Hove

Looking at the big changes in Brighton and Hove's businesses over the last five years, the biggest increase was in other letting and operating of own or leased real estate now making up 6.1% of active businesses, a total of 1,772 companies. The next big increase was residents property management which now makes up 6.84% of active businesses in Brighton and Hove, a change of 32% from the 5.17% percentage share seen in 2018. Buying and selling of own real estate also saw positive growth, currently representing 3.28% of Brighton and Hove's active companies.

Notable changes in Brighton and Hove's business sectors include a rise of 46% in real estate activities since 2018, a rise of 32% in activities of households as employers, and rise of 17% in wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles.

Company Type Current Active Businesses Incorporated Total Dissolved Total
Information technology consultancy activities 2,033 4,897 2,807
Residents property management 1,988 2,212 215
Management consultancy activities other than financial management 1,791 4,081 2,174
Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 1,772 2,235 417
Other business support service activities 1,379 4,300 2,717
Buying and selling of own real estate 954 1,386 399
Other information technology service activities 942 2,375 1,369
Business and domestic software development 851 1,634 767
Other service activities 787 1,897 1,061
Specialised design activities 713 1,243 518
Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis 576 844 249
Other professional, scientific and technical activities 554 1,240 664
Development of building projects 548 1,223 589
Artistic creation 547 1,050 477
Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet 538 1,103 547
Other human health activities 504 1,017 483
Advertising agencies 428 859 416
Licensed restaurants 370 975 550
Activities of other holding companies 357 471 93
Construction of domestic buildings 325 612 262

Company Names & Word Choices in Brighton and Hove

The top 5 most popular words used by active companies registered in Brighton and Hove are BRIGHTON, SERVICES, MANAGEMENT, CONSULTING, and HOVE.

Brighton and Hove's Oldest Companies

The oldest company in Brighton and Hove is Brighton College at 150 years, 2 months, and 15 days old.

Company Name Business Incorporated Age
00007663
Brighton College Pre-primary education 18 Sep 1873 150 years
00039315
Charles Frodsham & Co Limited Manufacture of watches and clocks 25 Jul 1893 130 years
00042769
Willoughby's Consolidated Public Limited Company Activities of other holding companies 13 Dec 1894 128 years
00070494
East Brighton Golf Club,Limited(The) Operation of sports facilities 14 Jun 1901 122 years
00078362
Kenley Sports Company,Limited Renting and operating of Housing Association real estate 19 Aug 1903 120 years
00133558
The Chichester Diocesan Fund And Board Of Finance (Incorporated) Activities of religious organizations 26 Jan 1914 109 years
00139136
Preston Bowls Club (Brighton) Limited Operation of sports facilities 27 Jan 1915 108 years
00155673
London Name Plate Manufacturing Company Limited Other manufacturing 31 May 1919 104 years
00158060
J.G.Cutting,Limited Wholesale of watches and jewellery 19 Aug 1919 104 years
00168800
Chipperfield & Butler Limited Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 05 Jul 1920 103 years

Multiple Company Registrations in Brighton and Hove

Counting the number of companies registered at each address in Brighton and Hove, we have found that the top 10 addresses have 8,816 active businesses registered at them.

Addresss Postcode Active Companies
W8a Knoll Business Centre, 325-327 Old Shoreham Road BN3 7GS 4,349
168 Church Road BN3 2DL 928
The Old Casino, 28 Fourth Avenue BN3 2PJ 823
Preston Park House, South Road BN1 6SB 562
Maria House, 35 Millers Road BN1 5NP 481
1a City Gate, 185 Dyke Road BN3 1TL 358
Atlas Chambers, 33 West Street BN1 2RE 350
4th Floor, Park Gate, 161-163 Preston Road BN1 6AF 335
Ground Floor, 19 New Road BN1 1UF 334
100 Church Street BN1 1UJ 296

Brighton and Hove's Most Recently Formed Companies

Company Name Business Incorporated Age
15320783
Flaccidityen Limited Manufacture of jewellery and related articles 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15320954
Lotties Coffee Shop Limited Unlicensed restaurants and cafes 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15321226
Enormous Limited Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15321252
17 Burlington Place Management Company Limited Residents property management 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15322113
26 Westbourne Street Freehold Ltd Residents property management 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15322265
Marston Productions Ltd Performing arts 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15322327
Waxstock Limited Activities of exhibition and fair organisers 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15322939
Austyn Workup Limited Manufacture of other rubber products 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15323222
Mila Elite Property Ltd Development of building projects 01 Dec 2023 2 days
15318393
Cctv Security & Electrical Ltd Electrical installation 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15318595
Thrift Brighton Limited Agents involved in the sale of a variety of goods 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15318719
3bb-Brighton Ltd General cleaning of buildings 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15318875
Perspicacing Limited Manufacture of jewellery and related articles 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15319514
21 Norton Road Hove Rtm Company Limited Residents property management 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15319620
Bonnie Property Ltd Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15319858
Per Gregory Hassan Limited Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilizers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15320200
Intrusion Limited Activities of other holding companies 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15320404
Enewhiteh Limited Manufacture of steam generators, except central heating hot water boilers 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15320479
Willow & Daisy Ltd Other holiday and other collective accommodation 30 Nov 2023 3 days
15315723
Elements Haywards Heath Limited Fitness facilities 29 Nov 2023 4 days

Frequently Asked Questions about Business in Brighton and Hove

How many companies are there in Brighton and Hove?

There are 29,072 active companies in Brighton and Hove as of Dec 2023. In total, 60,485 companies have been incorporated, and 30,384 have been dissolved.

What is the most common type of company in Brighton and Hove?

Most companies in Brighton and Hove are categorised under: information and communication. This accounts for 5,555 companies.

What are the most common SIC codes in Brighton and Hove?

The most common SIC codes used by companies in Brighton and Hove are: information technology consultancy activities; residents property management; and management consultancy activities other than financial management.

Which words do companies in Brighton and Hove use in their names most often?

Businesses and companies in Brighton and Hove most commonly used the words BRIGHTON, SERVICES, MANAGEMENT, CONSULTING, and HOVE in their company names.

Last updated: 02 Dec 2023 23:55