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The information is accurate as of 31 December 2022.
Data courtesy of Beauhurst.

Analysis Report: Economic and Business Activity in Bromsgrove


Bromsgrove’s economic landscape is characterised by a robust mix of sectors, notably professional, scientific, and technical activities, along with administrative, construction, and retail. The area has witnessed significant employment growth, with a total of 52,516 employees, and a notable increase in new companies over the last two years.

Employment and Business Growth

  • Total Employees: 52,516. The area has seen an increase of 208 employees across various sectors, indicating steady job growth.
  • Percentage Employee Growth: 8.86%. This signifies a healthy growth trajectory for the local economy.
  • Number of Scaleups: 45. This highlights a substantial number of businesses experiencing rapid growth, contributing to the overall employment surge.

Sector Dynamics

  • Top Sectors by Company Count:
    1. Professional, scientific, and technical activities (1,180 companies, 14.45%)
    2. Administrative and support service activities (1,142 companies, 13.98%)
    3. Construction (899 companies, 11.01%)
    4. Wholesale and retail trade (833 companies, 10.20%)
    5. Real estate activities (720 companies, 8.81%)
  • Top Sectors with Employment Increase: Sectors like machinery, other manufacturing and engineering, distribution, waste management services, and music are emerging as significant contributors to employment growth.

Business Continuity

  • Company Cessations: There are 22880 companies in total, with 791 having ceased operations. This indicates a certain level of business volatility, though it is balanced by the influx of new companies.
  • New Companies in Last 2 Years: 1,898. This influx of new businesses demonstrates a dynamic and evolving business environment in Bromsgrove.

Diversity and Innovation

  • Founders’ Gender Distribution: 10% female founders, 90% male founders. This shows a gender disparity in business founding.
  • Directors’ Gender Distribution: 29.05% female directors, 67.16% male directors. There’s a higher female representation at the director level compared to founders.
  • Patent Owners and Grantees: 96 patent owners and 4 grantees, indicating a modest level of innovation and intellectual property creation.


Bromsgrove’s economic and business activities present a healthy and dynamic picture with significant growth in employment and new businesses. The area shows a diverse range of sectors contributing to economic vitality, although there is room for improvement in gender diversity among founders. The presence of scaleups and a consistent number of patent owners suggest an environment conducive to both growth and innovation.

Company foundations and cessations over time

Active companies over time

The information is accurate as of 31 December 2022.
Data courtesy of Beauhurst.