Digital services and platforms firm Kainos Group plc has revealed a 'strong first quarter in trading'.

The company has said that trading in the period has continued in line with market expectations, as updated following the trading statement from 4th February 2019 and the company remains well positioned in its core markets, underpinned by a strong sales performance.

Growth in digital services has been strong, said in the statement, driven by both digital transformation and workday services, and with continued momentum across government, commercial and healthcare clients.

The company said the international client base has also continued to expand, supported by the group's broadened European and North American footprint.

Digital platforms has performed in line with expectations, mainly driven by the Kainos Smart platform, where they have continued to acquire new national and international clients, it said.

The total number of employees and contractors worldwide at the end of March was 1,470, an increase of 301 people since 1st April 2018.