- IT infrastructure company Softcat said customer demand remained strong across all of its business segments during the first quarter and that it "again delivered profitable growth".

The company said it continued to focus on building scale, having opened its seventh branch during the period.

"It's still early days but we are pleased with our good start to FY18 and our expectations for the full year are unchanged," chief executive Martin Hellawell said.

"Demand from our customers continues to be strong and we are well-positioned to deliver solutions across their evolving IT infrastructure requirements."

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