A review of its sales channel mix and a closer scrutiny of supply chain costs have helped Lyons Seafoods post a 2.9% rise in pre-tax profits.

Turnover at the prawn supplier fell 2.2% to £94.6m in the 52 weeks to 27 June 2009, while pre-tax profits increased to £11m, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

Investment in an expanded chilled production facility and implementing more rigorous cost controls had resulted in increased productivity, the directors claimed in the ­report.