29 April 2021
Percussion Play, creator of outdoor musical instruments for parks, care homes, libraries and schools, announced that it has won a prestigious Queen’s Award. The company was informed that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that they should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.
Founded in 2013 to bring musical instruments outdoors, Percussion Play builds and distributes its products for use throughout the world.
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is one of the most respected and esteemed global business awards.
The judges based their selection for this award on Percussion Play’s outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales during the past three years.
An expanded demand for intelligently crafted and harmonised instruments increased international sales by 85%, which now accounts for more than 72% of total sales. With clients and distributors in more than 50 countries, its top five markets are the USA, Australia, Denmark, Canada, and China.
Commenting on the award win, Percussion Play’s Managing Director, Jody Ashfield said: “Music is naturally the most universal language at our disposal, and Percussion Play instruments are effortlessly played and enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Differences in age, gender, ethnic or linguistic background have no place in music, and obstacles present in other activities defined by motor and mental ability are absent where music is concerned.
“We have enjoyed significant international demand for our instruments from an ever-increasing diverse audience. We thank the judges for appreciating this and recognising our successful partnerships with our distributors and clients across the world.”
Percussion Play creates a wide range of harmonised ensembles in various landscapes all over the world across residential, commercial, and urban projects.