Music invention makes all the right noises

By Matthew Bates Wednesday 11 September 2013 Updated: 12/09 09:43

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Playing the blues. Steven Greenall picked up and award from Apprentice star Karren Brady (s)

THE WORLD'S first plastic trombone manufacturer - based in Coventry - has picked up an award.

Warwick Music Ltd, based in Broomfield Road, beat hundreds of small firms to pick up an Innovation of the Year title.

It comes after the firm's pBone invention became the biggest selling trombone in 2012.

Around 90,000 have been sold and the company's Steven Greenall was awarded the prize by The Apprentice star Karren Brady at the Nectar Small Business Awards. She said the company stood out.

The company picked up £2,000 and 50,000 Nectar points for their efforts.

Mr Greenall added: "The prize money and Nectar points will be used to help launch a new stream of pBone educational workshops in schools throughout the UK, as well as helping to reduce international travel cost with Nectar travel partners.

"I look forward to having the opportunity to ask Karren about how best to get pBone into mass retail outlets in the UK and United States."

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