Thomas Royall is pleased to announce that Calum Best, who has worn the brand's shorts ever since it was founded back in 2015, has joined the team as both a partner and investor.
Calum, a British-American television personality, said: “I'm thrilled to announce a very exciting and natural progression!” Calum is well-known for his status as a model and TV presenter, having appeared on Come Dine With Me as well as winning the second series of Celebrity Love Island.
Originally established in 2015 by ex-premiership footballers, Thomas Royall is a luxury swimwear brand that is loved and worn widely by celebrities. After entering liquidation in 2019, the company was bought by Francesca Ridgewell. In 2020, Lauren Corbett, entrepreneur and owner of luxury lifestyle concierge Flag in the Sand Lifestyle Ltd, joined Thomas Royall as a director.
The on-boarding of Calum was an extremely organic decision for Thomas Royall. Not only was he one of their first customers, but he has also continued to wear the shorts, which is a true sign of their quality. After seeing the business had been taken over, he was interested to find out more. In doing so, he developed an immediate friendship with both Francesca and Lauren, which has now grown into a partnership. "It’s been a long time coming," said Francesca.
Thomas Royall is growing rapidly, with plans to expand into golf wear and other apparel that suits the needs of their current clientele. Whether it’s matching swimwear or father and son shorts, there are exciting things coming for the brand, especially with the welcomed addition of Calum. “We all bring different ideas to the table,” added Lauren.