Business Links

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Nigel Griffiths Nigel Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

The following table shows the number of businesses assisted by Business Link Operators from April 2001 to 31 March 2002.

Number
County Durham 1,585
Northumberland 516
Tees Valley 3,293
Tyne and Wear 3,286
Cheshire and Warrington 3,714
Cumbria 4,916
East Lancashire 2,973
Manchester 10,873
Merseyside 5,860
North and West Lancashire 3,156
North Manchester 2,894
Humberside 5,392
North Yorkshire 7,160
South Yorkshire 3,986
West Yorkshire 14,761
Derbyshire 5,399
Leicestershire 4,425
Lincolnshire and Rutland 4,026
Northamptonshire 2,224
Nottinghamshire 4,659
Birmingham and Solihull 9,179
Black Country 4,645
Coventry and Warwickshire 4,392
Hereford and Worcestershire 4,875
Shropshire 1,629
Staffordshire 5,195
Bedfordshire 1,997
Cambridgeshire 2,790
Essex 5,441
Hertfordshire 7,100
Norfolk 3,894
Suffolk 2,746
London 27,090
Berkshire 3,146
Hampshire and Isle of Wight (Wessex) 6,204
Kent 8,063
Milton Keynes, Oxon, Bucks 7,077
Surrey 5,879
Sussex 11,001
Devon and Cornwall 9,872
Dorset (Wessex) 2,659
Gloucestershire 3,509
Somerset 1,979
West 5,699
Wiltshire 4,183
Total 245,342

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