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

Analysis Report: Economic and Business Activity in North Warwickshire


North Warwickshire, a local council area, exhibits a diverse economic landscape. Its workforce of 94,352 individuals is spread across various sectors, with construction, wholesale and retail trade, and professional services leading. The region shows a notable increase in employment and business growth, alongside active involvement in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Employment and Business Growth

  • Total Employees: 94,352. North Warwickshire shows a strong employment base, with a 9.88% growth, indicating robust economic activity.
  • Employment Growth: The region experienced a significant rise in employment, suggesting expansion across various sectors.
  • Top Sectors: Construction (14.56%), Wholesale/Retail Trade (12.79%), and Professional Services (12.15%) dominate, indicating a balanced economic structure.
  • Sector Growth Leaders: ‘Analytics, Insight, Tools’, and ‘Other Software’ sectors are emerging, though currently small in number.

Business Continuity

  • Company Cessations: With a total of 4,255 companies ceasing operations, there’s a need to analyse factors affecting business sustainability.
  • New Companies (2 Years): 1,058 new companies in two years suggest vibrant entrepreneurial activity.
  • Scale-ups: 35 scale-ups indicate a supportive ecosystem for growing businesses.

Innovation and International Trade

  • Patent Owners and Grantees: With 3 patent owners and a small number of grantees, there’s room for growth in innovation.
  • Exporters: 273 exporters reflect moderate international trade engagement.
  • Companies with Foreign Parentage: 78 companies suggest a fair level of international investment.

Governance and Demographics

  • Gender Diversity in Leadership: Female directors constitute 25.69% of the total, highlighting the need for greater gender balance in corporate governance.
  • Age Distribution of Directors: A diverse age range in leadership, with the majority between 40-60 years.
  • Founders’ Gender: Predominantly male (87.5%), indicating gender disparity in entrepreneurship.


North Warwickshire shows a dynamic and growing economy with a strong employment base and diverse sectors. However, challenges in business continuity, innovation, and gender diversity in leadership need addressing. The council could focus on fostering a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem and supporting innovation to ensure sustainable economic growth.

Company foundations and cessations over time

Active companies over time

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