The transport and storage sector experienced rapid growth of 17% between 2016 and 2018.

New government data analysis conducted by Love Energy Savings has revealed that the transport and storage sector has seen a whopping 17% growth between 2016 and 2018. 

Along with this rapid growth, transport and storage was also found to own a 12% share of all UK business – a higher percentage than any other sector in the UK. 

In 2016, the growth of UK transportation businesses peaked with 15,075 transport companies being born. This is an increase of 193% compared to 2012. 

Additionally, within the sector, freight transport by road experienced the fastest growth overall, skyrocketing by 229% between 2012 and 2016.

Transport and storage is thriving in the North West

Additionally, Love Energy Savings also found that the North West could be the best place to set up a transport business this year, challenging beliefs that London is the best place to start a new venture.

According to the most recent government data, the transport and storage industry is thriving in the North West, with 15,590 North West businesses falling into the transport category. This outranks Greater London’s total of 12,590 by 24%.