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

Analysis Report: Economic and Business Activity in Windsor and Maidenhead


Windsor and Maidenhead, a vibrant locality, exhibits a diverse economic profile. With a total workforce of 201,182, the area shows dynamic business activities across various sectors. The data points to a thriving environment for professional, scientific, technical activities, and a notable presence in the information and communication sector.

Employment and Business Growth

  • Total Employees: 201,182. This robust workforce signifies a strong economic foundation. The locality has seen an 8.08% employee growth, indicative of expanding business activities.
  • Employee Growth: 1,629 companies reported an increase in employees, demonstrating a healthy job market and potentially thriving business conditions.
  • Top Sectors with Employee Growth: Food and drink processors, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Internet platforms. These sectors are likely driving innovation and attracting a skilled workforce.

Sector Dynamics

  • Top Sectors: The leading sector is ‘Professional, scientific and technical activities’ (20.78% of companies), followed by ‘Information and communication’ (11.77%), and ‘Wholesale and retail trade’ (11.65%). This diversity reflects a balanced economic structure with multiple growth avenues.
  • Emerging Sectors: Emerging sectors include SaaS and Internet platforms, indicating a tilt towards digitalisation and modern services.

Business Continuity

  • Company Cessations: There were 15,64 company cessations, pointing to a dynamic market where new businesses emerge and some close down.
  • New Companies (Last 2 Years): 1,753 new companies established in the last two years, showing a positive entrepreneurial spirit.

Innovation and Growth

  • Scaleups: 73 scaleups indicate a nurturing environment for growing businesses.
  • Patent Owners and Fundraisings: With 1,476 patent owners and 38 fundraisings, the region demonstrates a strong innovation ecosystem.

Diversity in Leadership

  • Founders’ Gender: 17.81% female founders and 80.82% male founders. This shows a gender gap in entrepreneurship that could be addressed for more balanced growth.
  • Directors’ Gender: 26.77% female directors, a relatively higher representation compared to founders, but still indicating room for improvement in gender diversity at the leadership level.


Windsor and Maidenhead present a dynamic and diverse economic landscape with robust growth in employment and business activities. The region’s tilt towards modern sectors like SaaS and digital platforms highlights its progressive economic stance. However, there’s potential for improvement in gender diversity among founders and directors for more inclusive growth.

Company foundations and cessations over time

Active companies over time

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