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Council welcomes increase in the number of new companies registering in the East Riding

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has welcomed the news that the area is enjoying an entrepreneurial renaissance after figures showed an increase in the number of new companies registered in the region.

According to statistics from the Inform Direct Review of UK Company Formations, using data from Companies House and the Office of National Statistics, a total of 4,080 new businesses were registered in the county, compared with 2,697 in 2015. The East Riding was responsible for 2,656 of these.

As one of the area's main economic drivers, the council is keen to support businesses looking to set up, relocate and grow in the East Riding in order to create jobs and boost the local economy.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "These figures are very encouraging and demonstrate clearly that the East Riding is open for business, providing the perfect location for businesses to start up and thrive."Supporting the local economy is a top priority for this council and our business investment and tourism services team provide free and confidential advice and guidance to any East Riding resident who is considering starting a business or to any existing business based in the East Riding. Support is also available for companies looking to locate to the area."It is very pleasing that more small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being established in the East Riding as these are the lifeblood of our local economy."

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