Just Eat, the online delivery platform has announced UK orders up 17% to 24 million for the first three months of its financial year, to 31 March.

The group said that taking into account the leap year trading day and Easter falling into Q1 2016, UK order growth would have been 19%.

The group reported revenues for the period up 46% to £118.9m with revenue growth of 40% on a currency neutral like-for-like basis. It said this was driven by strong order growth, last year’s commission increases, including the UK, and the inclusion of SkipTheDishes.

The company processed total orders of 39 million), up 25% on a like-for-like basis.

International orders grew 38% - 43% like-for-like – to 15 million.

Last week, Just Eat announced that executive chairman and interim chief executive John Hughes was taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment for a medical condition.

Paul Harrison, who has taken on the interim chief executive role as well as that of chief financial officer, said: “Just Eat has enjoyed another period of strong growth. In addition to structural market growth, we are also seeing the benefits of ongoing investments in technology and marketing. We are pleased to reiterate guidance given at our 2016 full year results on 7 March 2017, for full year 2017 revenues of between £480-495 million, and underlying EBITDA of £157-163 million.”