GET A QUOTE

Your Name*

Company Name*

Telephone Number*

Email Address*

Required No of Desks

Preferred Location

Opt-in for updates & special offers


We take your privacy seriously.  View more.

GET A QUOTE

Name*

Email Address*

Telephone Number*

Services
Full Virtual OfficeCall AnsweringBusiness Address

Virtual Location

Opt-in for updates

Deal of the
Month
Suite 401 Threadneedle, £684 pws (12 months)
Suite 401 Threadneedle, £684 pws (12 months)
Suite 207 Barbican, £529 pws (12 months)
Suite 207 Barbican, £529 pws (12 months)
Suite 42 Milton Keynes, £261 pws (12 months)
Suite 42 Milton Keynes, £261 pws (12 months)
Deal
of the
Month
default-banner

Number of businesses shoots up in 2010

People letting out office space in London and the rest of the UK may be interested to hear that there was a huge increase in the number of businesses last year.

The figures were up by 48,000 across the whole country at the start of 2010, bringing the total of private sector businesses to 4.5 million, according to statistics from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Further statistics showed that the businesses, many of which may be based in serviced offices, employed around 22.5 million people and had an estimated combined turnover of £3,200 billion.

Business and enterprise minister Mark Prisk said: “Private sector enterprises will create growth in our economy so it is encouraging to see that the number of businesses at the start of 2010 had increased. This was a difficult period, and these figures show the resilience of British business.”

Small businesses were in the news earlier this week when it was revealed that banks taking part in Project Merlin, which aimed to increase lending to SMEs following the recession in a partnership with the government, had failed to reach its lending target by more than £2 billion.