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ACOMPANY making trombones has struck the right note with Huddersfield Town.
Rath Trombones, which is based at Honley, is the latest winner of the club's Shooting Stars Award sponsored by Lucas Lee & Partners.
The UK's only trombone manufacturer employs a small team of nine highly skilled craftsmen and three administration staff to produce high quality trombones both for the UK market and export - which accounts for 60% of production.
The firm has supplied trombones to the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Military School of Music, the Scots Guards and the Royal Marines as well as the United States and Norwegian armed forces, the London Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Opera, the Welsh National Opera and brass bands including Black Dyke Mills and Grimethorpe Colliery.
Chris Lee, managing director at Lucas Lee & Partners, said: "Rath Trombones is yet another Huddersfield hidden gem.
"It's fantastic to see the work going worldwide."
Mike Rath (front right), of Rath Trombones, holds the Shooting Star Award, presented by Chris Lee (back, centre) of Lucas Lee & Partners and Huddersfield Town's John Williams (right)