Sector Overview: Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities

Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities is the 2nd most active business sector in the UK, ahead of construction, real estate activities, and administrative and support service activities and behind wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles

Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities Industry Scorecard

Approximately 14% of the UK's active companies trade under the sector description professional, scientific and technical activities.

1,443,980

Total Incorporations

713,452

Active Companies

701,060

Total Dissolved

Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities: Word Choices

The top five most common words used in company names trading within the professional, scientific and technical activities sector are: Services, Consulting, Consultancy, Solutions, and Management.

Major Towns and Cities for Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities

Looking at locations with over 713 active companies registered within them, the top towns and cities by percentage of professional, scientific and technical activities businesses are Congleton, Harpenden, and Esher.

City Total Active Percentage of Active Businesses
Congleton 756 30%
Harpenden 746 26%
Esher 1,392 25%
Reigate 871 25%
Ferndown Town 1,019 24%
Royal Leamington Spa 1,232 24%
Aberdeen 2,574 23%
Lytham St Anne's 1,033 23%
Maidenhead 1,420 22%
Farnham 979 22%
Richmond upon Thames 4,441 22%
Bath 1,698 21%
Guildford 1,293 21%
Royal Tunbridge Wells 1,208 20%
Macclesfield 891 20%
Mildenhall 1,468 20%
Weybridge 921 20%
Harrogate 1,247 20%
Warrington 3,826 19%
Woking 1,546 19%

Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities: Oldest Companies

The oldest professional, scientific and technical activities company is Oriental Gas Company, Limited(The) at 167 years, 2 months, and 7 days old.

Company Name Business Incorporated Age
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Oriental Gas Company, Limited(The) Activities of head offices 26 Sep 1856 167 years
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British Indian Tea Company Limited Activities of head offices 10 Oct 1863 160 years
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Staveley Industries Limited Activities of head offices 29 Dec 1863 159 years
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Liverpool Society Of Chartered Accountants Other professional, scientific and technical activities 20 Apr 1870 153 years
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Manchester Law Society(The) Solicitors 19 Jan 1871 152 years
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Plymouth Law Society Solicitors 31 May 1871 152 years
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Rio Tinto Western Holdings Limited Activities of head offices 29 Mar 1873 150 years
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Mitchell's Auction Company Limited Other professional, scientific and technical activities 08 Nov 1873 150 years
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Birkbeck Securities Limited Activities of head offices 27 Jan 1874 149 years
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British Medical Association Other professional, scientific and technical activities 21 Oct 1874 149 years

Most Recently Formed Companies: Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities

Company Name Business Incorporated Age
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Rolangro Ltd Advertising agencies 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Inchscape Investments International Ltd Other professional, scientific and technical activities 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Lizst Price Accountants Limited Accounting and auditing activities 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Faxobit Ltd Financial management 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Our Chapels Cic Urban planning and landscape architectural activities 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Prosperity Wills Ltd Other professional, scientific and technical activities 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Apex Structural Design Limited Other engineering activities 03 Dec 2023 New!
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Sensndt Ltd Engineering related scientific and technical consulting activities 02 Dec 2023 1 days
15323249
Julio Juan Ltd Other specialist photography 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Elwood Capital Ltd Management consultancy activities other than financial management 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Jeiss Ltd Management consultancy activities other than financial management 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Rachel Krzeminski Consultancy Limited Management consultancy activities other than financial management 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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United Home And Garden Improvements Ltd Urban planning and landscape architectural activities 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Kcresearch Ltd Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities 02 Dec 2023 1 days
15323334
Crystal Marketing Organisation Ltd Advertising agencies 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Hopkinson Group Limited Other professional, scientific and technical activities 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Gojin Ltd Financial management 02 Dec 2023 1 days
15323384
Aarpy Limited Advertising agencies 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Damon Herington Ltd Other professional, scientific and technical activities 02 Dec 2023 1 days
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Solid Process Ltd Management consultancy activities other than financial management 02 Dec 2023 1 days

Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities's Top SICs

Industry Total Incorporated Total Active Percentage of Active
Management Consultancy Activities Other Than Financial Management 538,252 252,722 35%
Other Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities 166,159 82,644 12%
Specialised Design Activities 76,461 46,019 6.45%
Advertising Agencies 89,622 44,715 6.27%
Accounting And Auditing Activities 85,947 44,051 6.17%
Other Engineering Activities 86,524 36,874 5.17%
Activities Of Head Offices 66,392 32,457 4.55%
Engineering Related Scientific And Technical Consulting Activities 52,031 30,399 4.26%
Bookkeeping Activities 37,167 23,862 3.34%
Financial Management 44,560 22,816 3.2%
Architectural Activities 33,089 21,121 2.96%
Public Relations And Communications Activities 26,414 14,679 2.06%
Media Representation Services 24,865 12,869 1.8%
Solicitors 23,792 12,143 1.7%

Last updated: 03 Dec 2023 07:05