England match ace Des Shipp joins Preston Innovations full time.
Tackle giant Preston Innovations has announced that England International and two-time Parkdean Masters Champion, Des Shipp, will be joining the company as a full time angling consultant. Giving the match ace the chance to concentrate fully on his fishing, the move also means Des will be able to test and develop a host of exciting new products for the tackle firm.
“This was a big move but I’m really looking forward to the future,’ Said Des about the news. “This gives me chance to be completely focused on my fishing and help create and improve products along the way. I’m in a really lucky position, not many people can say they get to go fishing every day.” With the World and European Championships fast approaching, the move is also well timed to allow the England team member to concentrate on hitting the world stage with the very best of preparation.
"I'm looking forward to the International calendar and feel revitalised going into those events," added Des. "I've enjoyed a good working life, but this opportunity is incredible. In other terms, I’m now full time for the Manchester City of the fishing world; there isn’t a better company to be with."
The exciting news comes after a hugely impressive year for growth for Preston Innovations through 2011/12 both in the UK and Europe. The company's Managing Director, Sarah Phoenix, is delighted Des is becoming more involved: “Des is one of the best match anglers in the country; his reputation in the angling world is envied by many. There is no better person for this role.”