- Huntsworth said it had traded 'well' through the first four months of the year, led by 'good' growth in its medical and immersive divisions.

The upbeat acquisitions made last year had been 'successfully' integrated and were performing well, the company added.

But the company said the the marketing division, as expected, would continue to stutter, forecasting flat year-on-year for the first half of 2019, though the order book indicated a strong second half to the year.

The communications division was performing 'ahead of management expectations with a strong performance in its UK agencies,' it added.

'The Group remains committed to delivering superior growth led by its healthcare focused agencies and the 2018 acquisitions are making a strong contribution to this,' the company said.

'H2 2019 will, as expected, see stronger growth, and the Board is confident of continued progress through the remainder of 2019 and achieving its full year expectations.'

At 9:49am: [LON:HNT] Huntsworth PLC share price was -1.2p at 94.8p

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