UK crisp maker Tyrrells has booked an increase in full-year profits driven by gains in distribution and successful product launches.

In the 12 months to the end of March, the company earned GBP5.06m (US$8.1m), a 53.3% increase on the prior year period, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

Operating profit climbed 26% to GBP27.9m, while the company grew its sales by 35% to GBP27.9m in the year.

Tyrrells attributed the growth to increased UK and international distribution and the “continued success” of its product launches.