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

Analysis Report: Economic and Business Activity in Spelthorne


Spelthorne showcases a diverse economic landscape, underpinned by strong sectors like construction, professional activities, and retail trade. With a total of 40,638 employees and a 11.06% growth in employment, the area reflects a dynamic job market. The presence of 31 scale-ups and a significant number of new companies (1,894 in the last two years) indicates a robust entrepreneurial environment. However, the absence of IPOs and a low percentage of female founders and directors suggest areas for improvement in gender diversity and high-growth financial activities.

Employment and Business Growth

  • Total Employees: 40,638. Spelthorne’s workforce shows a healthy expansion with an 11.06% growth rate. This growth is supported by the emergence of 31 scale-ups, indicating a strong base for future employment opportunities.
  • Sector Dynamics: Key sectors driving employment are construction (14.69%), professional activities (13.94%), and retail trade (12.55%). These sectors not only lead in the number of companies but also in their contribution to the job market.
  • Business Growth Indicators: With 7,735 total companies, including 5820 SMEs, the region demonstrates a vibrant business ecosystem. The addition of 1,894 new companies over the past two years further signifies a thriving entrepreneurial spirit.

Business Continuity

  • Company Cessations: The data indicates a relatively stable business environment with no significant number of company closures. However, the presence of 808 dead companies suggests a need for enhanced support and resources for business sustainability.
  • Gender Diversity in Leadership: The area shows a gender gap in business leadership, with only 12% female founders and 25.86% female directors. This highlights a potential area for development in terms of encouraging more female-led enterprises.


Spelthorne’s economic and business activities present a picture of growth and diversity, with strong sectors like construction and professional activities leading the way. The significant number of new and small-medium enterprises points to a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem. However, the lack of gender diversity in leadership positions and absence of IPOs indicate areas where further development could be beneficial.

Company foundations and cessations over time

Active companies over time

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