This month, the Sound Leisure head office and factory in Crossgates received a royal visit, to celebrate over 40 years of the firm’s British manufacturing capabilities. HRH Princess Anne was given a tour of the 80,000 sq ft factory to see first-hand how their range of classic jukeboxes are made.

Managing director, Chris Black, comments: “This has been a real highlight of 40+ years of business. It’s been an absolute honour to welcome HRH Princess Anne to our Leeds based factory, where she met with our dedicated team and international distributors. We were able to demonstrate the methods used in the production of our handcrafted classic Jukeboxes. Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit and that will take pride of place in our reception. We couldn’t be prouder to be a family run, British manufacturing business and want to express our thanks to The Princess Royal for the time she spent with us.”

Sound Leisure’s 80+ employees are highly skilled in traditional woodworking, metal process and detailed electronic and mechanical design. Further divisions of the business include SLKids, suppliers of children distraction areas to locations such as shopping centres and hospitals, and a service division that supplies jukeboxes and background music systems nationally.