Plastic fantastic as Warwick Music Group gains Queen's Award for Enterprise

The makers of the world wide phenomenon that is the p-Bone trombone have now made their musical mark with Her Majesty the Queen...

  Steve Greenall (left) and his Warwick Music Group team celebrate their success

Warwick Music Group, the British company that developed the world beating plastic p-Bone trombone which has been sold all over the world alongside their p-Trumpet and p-Cornet instruments, has been celebrating the news of their 2019 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The award recognizes the 'outstanding achievements in innovation' that has resulted in worldwide commercial success over a five year period.


Well over 250,000 p-Bones – made out of recyclable ABS plastic and carbon fibre have now been sold worldwide, with its success enhanced not just by its affordable price, but also by the simple ergonomic design and range of colours that make it such a fun instrument for youngsters to learn to play on with friends.

Speaking on the night joined by friends and business colleagues in Birmingham, Chief Executive Steve Greenall said: "Our efforts have been really worthwhile. The innovation of the p-Bone has introduced a new generation to the joy of music, as well as the educational and social benefits that music brings."

The innovation of the p-Bone has introduced a new generation to the joy of music, as well as the educational and social benefits that music bringsSteve Greenall

Special vision

Steve also paid tribute to his small team of dedicated staff who he called "a remarkable group of people"who "shared a very special vision,"adding: "We all believe in the transformational power of music and that everyone should have the opportunity to make music. By thinking differently I think we have been able to make a difference.

We are delighted that the passion, creativity and hard work of our small team has been recognized with this Queen's Award for Enterprise."

Warwick Music Group continues to support different initiatives that also share an innovative approach to music making, and will be a lead sponsor for the forthcoming Bolsover Festival of Brass in October.

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