Posted: Fri 28th Aug 2015
Analysis of the number of businesses set up over the past 12 years shows 28 August is the most popular day to incorporate a new venture.
The study by O2 Business showed 4,794 new businesses were created on this day in 2014, 185% more than on the most popular day in 2013 when the figure was 1,679.
Last year was a record one for new businesses with a total 581,000 set up, compared to 526,400 in 2013.
The Companies House data showed that the number of new firms rose on average 11% year-on-year between 2009 and 2013 compared to just 3% on average in the years before.