Local Businessman Aiming for Grand Slam with Rugby Box

COLCHESTER based Entrepreneur Dan Mitchell has added to his portfolio of businesses by investing in Rugby Box, the world’s only subscription box for rugby players.

Dan Mitchell, who owns and runs award-winning digital marketing consultancy Digital Reflow and several other digitally-driven businesses, has purchased half of the Rugby Box business having recognised the huge opportunity in the market, plus the valuable contribution his existing team of developers, graphic designers and marketers could make in pushing the business forward.

Initially founded by Scott Warner in 2018 the idea behind Rugby Box is simple, each quarter subscribers receive a box through the post that’s full of everything they’ll need for the rugby season ahead, including clothing, nutrition and kit-bag accessories. The box retails for £50 (inc. p&p) but the contents are worth over £70.

New Co-owners Dan and Scott met through their own passion for Rugby, both having played for local team Mersea Rugby Football Club, and it was Dan’s company Digital Reflow who built the original Rugby Box website.

In its first year of trading Rugby Box has attracted over 300 subscribers, but with over 2million rugby players in England alone, and the subscription box market expected to increase by 77% before 2022, new business partners Dan and Scott are aiming to grow this to 1,000 subscribers by the end of the year.

Dan Mitchell, Co-owner of Rugby Box, commented: “As a rugby fan and digital enthusiast this was an investment opportunity I couldn’t resist!

“Scott has done an incredible job getting the business off the ground, but with my resources and experience in retail and digital, we’re hoping to take the business to the next level.

“We’re already implementing changes to the website to make the purchase process as seamless as possible, whilst developing a marketing strategy that will help us reach our goal of 1,000 subscribers by the end of the year.”

Scott Warner, Rugby Box’s Founder added: “We’re excited to have Dan on board, allowing me to step away from the marketing side of the business and focus on sourcing the latest great quality rugby merchandise for our subscribers to enjoy.”

About Rugby Box

Launched in 2018 by rugby fan Scott Warner, Rugby Box is the first and only subscription box for rugby players.

Every quarter, subscribers receive a box packed full of the best rugby gear and lifestyle products.

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About Digital Reflow

Founded by Dan Mitchell in 2013, Digital Reflow is the leading digital marketing consultancy for premium and aspirational brands across a diverse number of industries, from professional services to consumer brands.

Based at The Old Joinery, just outside Colchester, the business works with local, regional and national businesses looking to improve brand awareness and increase lead generation.

The dedicated team combines design, web & digital marketing strategies to transform businesses into brands, achieve hard, measurable results, financial growth and brand engagement.

For more information please visit

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Students shortlisted for the Justis International Writing Competition 2020 with £2000 grand prize

For the third year in a row, a selection of international students have been shortlisted for the Justis International Law and Technology Writing Competition. The 30 student articles that made the shortlist have now been anonymously sent for judging by a selection of exceptional and well-respected professionals from the legal sector.

With entries from students at 98 universities in 30 countries around the world, this year’s shortlist demonstrates the truly global nature of the competition. We’re excited to announce shortlisted entries from India to Trinidad and Tobago, alongside entries from students at institutions in the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Belarus, the Netherlands and Indonesia.

Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing at vLex Justis said: “Each year our team is impressed with the quality of the entries from students around the world, and this year we have had a difficult time choosing a shortlist from such a fantastic range of entries. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered and wish the students who have been shortlisted the best of luck in the next stage of the competition”.

The shortlisted entries are now with our panel of ten judges, which includes Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister, who will determine the winner of the £2,000 grand prize and publication in the Legal Cheek Journal. Best in Category winners will each receive £250 and be published on the Justis and vLex blogs. All winners will be included in our newsletter, which reaches thousands of practitioners and law schools around the world.

The shortlist includes entries from students at a range of leading universities, including University College London, BPP University, Monash University, Dr. Ram Lohiya National Law University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Cardiff University, City, University of London, University of Bologna, Kingston University London, Hugh Wooding Law School, Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford, University of York, Macquarie University, University of Bristol, Dublin City University, American University, University of Sydney, University of St Andrews, Bocconi University, Maastricht University, Universitas Indonesia, London School of Economics, Oxford Brookes University, University of Warwick and Belarusian State University.

View the full shortlist:

Writing Competition 2020: Shortlisted entries

Meet our judging panel:

Writing Competition

About the Justis writing competition

The Justis writing competition started in 2017, and has since become an annual activity for many students around the world. Since its creation, the competition has awarded prizes to students from Harvard University, University of Auckland, The City Law School, University of London, the University of Oxford, and Trinity College Dublin.

For more information on the competition please contact
vLex Press, Justis, a vLex company
London, United Kingdom

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