Royal fanfare for plastic trombone

Warwick Music Group celebrates Queen’s Award for world-beater 

West Midlands-based Warwick Music Group celebrated its Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation at a party held at Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. The award-winning pBone – the world’s first plastic trombone that has since become a global best-seller – took pride of place at the event. Warwick Music Group has sold more than 250,000 pBones, conceived by a team of West Midlands musicians who set out to create a quality instrument that made the joy of music accessible and fun for all. Chief executive Steven Greenall thanked guests for their support.


1 Queen’s Award for Enterprise winning team, Warwick Music Group

2 David Hirst, Carole Crompton, Steven Greenall

3 Dr Liz Stafford, Kay Charlton

4 Derrick Parker, Adrian Taylor, Simon Hogg

5 Katie Ruigrok, Natalie Hines, Kate Greenall, Matthew Ruigrok

6 Paul Faulkner

7 Andy Palmer, Neil Taylor, Surjit Kooner

8 David Clarke, Claire MacDonald, Anna Hutton, Calum Nisbet

9 Rob Langley-Swain, Penny Edwards

Pictures: Jas Sansi