We're not one for blowing our own trumpets...
But here are some great beginner models to get you started!
The Sonata STR701 is the perfect beginner's instrument. Rugged enough to stand up to day to day use, it's also well built so it's easy to play and has a very nice sound for the money. Popular with music services and schools across the country, it's easy to see why at just under £140! Supplied with a rose brass lead pipe as standard.
The Prelude TR710 carries all the gravitas of it's parent maker, Vincent Bach. This is a student instrument with aspirations, coming fully endorsed by Paul Archibald of the Royal College of Music.
If you're prepared to spend a little more money, Yamaha enter the market with their YTR2330. This is a fantastic student instrument. The design is focused on a light and easy to play trumpet with a great sound and perfect intonation. To help create a lighter instrument, the YTR-2330 has been designed without a brace on the main tuning slide and benefits from the ideal thickness two-piece yellow brass bell. The monel alloy pistons are well-known for their good, consistent action and minimise the need for maintenance. It's a little more expensive, but for an instrument that will last this is a very safe bet. Also available in Silver Plate.