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

Analysis Report: Economic and Business Activity in Vale of Glamorgan


The Vale of Glamorgan, with its diverse economic landscape, showcases significant activity in various sectors. With a total of 21,452 employees, the region has witnessed a rise in employment. Notably, the area demonstrates a balanced mix of traditional and modern industries, with significant representation in professional, scientific, technical, construction, and retail sectors.

Employment and Business Growth

  • Total Employees: 21,452. The region has seen a noteworthy increase in employment, indicating robust economic health and job creation.
  • Employee Growth Rate: An annual growth of approximately 7%, suggesting a dynamic job market and potential for future expansion.
  • Sector Dynamics: The leading sectors include professional, scientific, technical activities (14.41%), construction (11.11%), and retail trade (11.04%). This diverse sectoral presence indicates a well-rounded economic base.
  • Top Sectors with Rising Companies: Other business and professional services, manufacturing and engineering, and sporting events are among the sectors showing significant growth, highlighting emerging areas of economic activity.

Business Continuity

  • Company Cessations: The data indicates a relatively stable business environment, with no significant number of company closures.
  • New Companies (2 years): 1,016 new companies in the last two years, reflecting entrepreneurial spirit and business optimism in the region.
  • Scale-ups: 22 scale-up companies, signifying a nurturing environment for business growth and expansion.

Gender Representation in Business

  • Founders Gender: 29.27% female founders and 70.73% male founders. This data points towards a gender gap in entrepreneurship which could be an area for targeted policy intervention.
  • Directors Gender: 30.29% female directors and 65.57% male directors, indicating a similar trend in corporate leadership.


The Vale of Glamorgan’s economic landscape is marked by a healthy mix of traditional and emerging sectors, sustained employment growth, and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. While the region shows strong economic indicators, efforts towards bridging the gender gap in entrepreneurship and leadership could further enhance its economic dynamism.

Company foundations and cessations over time

Active companies over time

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