SHS launch London Base

Excited to reveal a further expansion of our Rugby Tour operation. 

Tom to lead London Operation

This Summer, SHS expanded their UK-operation with the opening of a satellite office in London. Based in North-East England, the Rugby Tour Specialists have grown to become the UK’s premier Rugby Specialist Tour Operator since the foundation of the company in 2009.


The operation will be fronted by Tom McCallum who will be based full time from the new office in London. Tom takes on the role after three years at the company headquarters in the North-East.


“We are proud to work regularly with a number of great Rugby Clubs and Schools across the South East of England.” Said Director Richie Gledson. “The region is the undoubted hotbed of the sport in England and being based in the north-east meant we couldn’t offer the face to face service which serves us so well closer to home. Our company is built on the values we know from the sport & delivering that through a website and on email often hamstrings our abilities.”


Speaking about the new role, Tom McCallum said: “I am very excited to get going. It’ll be great to talk about touring and rugby, especially after the past eighteen months. My aim is to enhance the relationships we have with our existing clients & build a trusting partnership with new clients. We really do care about the touring traditions of each club we work with & want to expand that across the south east.”


Gledson continued: “Our operation has continued to grow over the years & despite a severe bump in the road in the past year, there is more to be excited about than fearful of in the coming months. This is the next step on our ambitious journey.”


The Rugby Tour Specialists offer a range of bespoke tours for Mini, Junior & Senior Rugby teams across the UK, Europe and the rest of the Rugby Playing World. “We want to enable our clients, present and future, to get the full Sky High Sports touring experience, all the way from enquiry to departure,” said McCallum.


“Tom has been with SHS for three years now & he has had a big effect on the business. It will be a shame to not see him at HQ on a day to day basis, but I have little doubt that the commitment and passion he has for the role will soon see our South-East operation go from strength to strength,” continued Gledson.


Tom will be living in Clapham and despite a lucrative offer from local side Clapham Falcons, Tom has opted to join Battersea Ironsides where he will line up alongside many of his fellow Northumbria University Alumni. 


With offices already in Toronto and California, the London base will be the fourth satellite of the company.


“I will be on the road & looking to meet leaders at the clubs, discuss their touring ambitions and turn those ideas into a reality that exceeds expectation.”


If you’re based in the south-east & would like to book in a meeting with Tom, you can contact him directly at