Video Scores A Success At Property Awards

Our video for the 2017 Yorkshire Property Industry Awards was praised by the event organisers, the Insider Media Group.

Ian Leech: Editor, Yorkshire Business Insider

Insider Group organise the Awards

Ian Leech, the Editor of Yorkshire Business Insider, told us:”Great evening as always, thanks. The video looked great and  has been well received. The sites chosen were absolutely the right ones and the aerial images added some depth. And you can’t go wrong with a shot of the Humber Bridge!”

Click here to see our video report shown on the night.

Doncaster’s international hub iPort was named Development of the Year at last night’s 2017 Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards at Leeds’ Royal Armouries Museum. Compèred by television presenter Mark Durden-Smith, the event celebrated the very best in the Yorkshire property sector over the past 12 months. For 2017, an additional accolade was added to the awards to reflect the surge in residential development, while the Entrepreneur of the Year title was changed to Property Personality of the Year.

iPort in Doncaster – overall winner.

Here are the results in full:

Design Excellence Award
Sponsored by: Robertson
Winner: KD Properties for Café Sylva, Roundhay Park, Leeds
The judges hailed the creative design to transform the former toilet block into a visually stunning building.
Highly commended: AHR for the Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield
Bowman Riley Architects for the Sir Michael Wilkins Arts Centre
Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Studio Partington for Derwenthorpe, York

Restoration and Regeneration Award 
Sponsored by: The Land Trust
Winner: Cartwright Pickard for Albert Works, Sheffield
While the judges recognised this as an extremely strong category, Cartwright Pickard’s project was dubbed “simply outstanding”.
Highly commended: Dransfield Properties for Fox Valley, Sheffield
Argvent for the former Natwest Bank, Boston Spa
Harworth Group for Waverley, Rotherham
Hull City Council for the Hull Public Realm Programme

Property Law Firm of the Year
Winner:  Walker Morris
The judges praised Walker Morris for showing a lot of flair and agility across some very varied schemes.
Shulmans LLP
Addleshaw Goddard
Pinsent Masons

Consultancy Firm of the Year 
In association with Dyson
Winner: Waterman Group
Waterman Group takes the award for the diversity of work on challenging and complicated projects, most notably their role providing civil, structural and environmental consultancy on Victoria Gate in Leeds.
Colliers International
Cushman & Wakefield
Bradley-Mason LLP
MAC Construction Consultants

Local Authority of the Year
Sponsored by: Harworth
Winner: Hull City Council
Hull has had a monumental 2017 and the judges praised the scale and quality of the public realm works in the city, along with the regeneration of the Fruit Market and the launch of Siemens’ wind turbine plant at Greenport.
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Selby District Council

Industrial Agency Team of the Year
Sponsored by: Verdion
Winner:  Gent Visick
Gent Visick stood out for the geographical diversity of transactions and its pivotal role in securing the 1.3 million sq ft letting to Amazon at iPort in Doncaster.
Knight Frank LLP
Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP)

Architecture Firm of the Year
Sponsored by: Indigo
Winner: Fuse
Fuse stood out for some serious flair, imaginative and innovative design.
Highly commended: re-form Landscape Architecture
Watson Batty Architects
Race Cottam Associates
The Harris Partnership

Housebuilder of the Year
Sponsored by: Pegasus Group
Winner: Beal Homes
Beal was judged to be a worthy winner as a family-run housebuilder with impressive financials that is really in touch with the local area.
Conroy Brook
Redrow Homes
Berkeley DeVeer

Refurbishment Company of the Year
Sponsored by: Close Brothers
Winner: TSK Group
TSK Group deserved the award for the challenging nature of some of the projects it took on and keeping clients operational without disruption to their business.
Morris & Spottiswood
Domino Commercial Interiors
Absolute Commercial Interiors

Office Agency Team of the Year
Sponsored by:
Winner:  JLL
JLL was selected for an impressively consistent year and particularly for some significant pre-lets around the commercial core of Leeds
Knight Frank

Commercial Developer of the Year
Sponsored by: PwC
Winner:  CEG
The judges said CEG is doing some amazing stuff, and what it has achieved at Kirkstall Forge in particular is phenomenal.
Harworth Group

Property Personality of the Year
Sponsored by: Together
Winner: Vivienne Clements, director, Henry Boot Developments

Commercial Property Deal of the Year
Sponsored by: WSP
Winner:  Verdion for letting 1.3 million sq ft of logistics space to Amazon at iPort, Doncaster
The judges felt this is a year where size matters and deals don’t come much bigger than the letting of 1.3 million sq ft to Amazon at iPort.
CEG for securing the pre-let to Zenith of 45,000 sq ft of office space at Kirkstall Forge, Leeds
Grainger plc and Pinsent Masons for the purchase of the former Yorkshire Post site for a build-to-rent scheme
Turner & Townsend for securing the exchange of a 15-year lease for HSBC in the Sheffield Retail Quarter

Residential Development of the Year
Sponsored by: MAC Consulting
Winner:  Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and Studio Partington for Derwenthorpe, York
This project stood out as the most significant housing scheme in Yorkshire this year.
Strata for Ambition at Seacroft, Leeds
Cartwright Pickard for Gatecrasher Apartments, Sheffield
Conroy Brook for Summerford at Ingbirchworth, Barnsley

Development of the Year
Sponsored by: Mace
Winner: Verdion for iPort, Doncaster
iPort was ruled a worthy winner for the risks Verdion took in a very deprived area. It has created a development on a huge scale with a massive economic impact that has attracted the likes of Amazon and other big logistics companies.
Harworth Group for Waverley, Rotherham
Henry Boot Developments for Markham Vale, Chesterfield

Property Awards Social Media Trailer

Social media video is now the single most effective way of getting your post noticed.

So when we were commissioned to produce the headline video for the 2017 Yorkshire Property Awards…we also fashioned a punchy social media trailer for the event and gave that to our client, the Insider Media group.

See the video here.

The top names in the region’s property industry are set to battle it out at the event with the shortlists revealed online recently.

The panel of experienced and well-respected judges from the commercial property sector had a tough task narrowing down the entries to the shortlists, testament to another year of superb schemes and deals across all sectors of the market and in every corner of the region.

Recognising achievements across the spectrum, the event is a must-attend evening in the region’s property industry calendar, with 600 of the Yorkshire property industry’s movers and shakers gathering at last year’s dinner.

This year’s event at the New Dock Hall in Leeds on Thursday, 28 September 2017 will be hosted by TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith and will once again celebrate the fantastic work by developers, agencies, advisers and architects across Yorkshire and the Humber over the past year.

There are two changes to this year’s awards line-up. Last yearInsider introduced the Residential Development of the Year award to reflect the growing number and variety of housing schemes and in recognition of the vital importance of residential accommodation in housing the Northern Powerhouse, this year they have introduced another new category for the sector – Housebuilder of the Year.

The Property Entrepreneur of the Year category – won in previous years by the likes of Jonathan Maud and Kevin McCabe – has also been given a makeover this year and has been widened to become the Property Personality of the Year award. This is to recognise some of the superb work being done in the property sector beyond just business owners and entrepreneurs by employees or those in the public sector.

Watch out for our full length video from the event, shortly.



Latest Videos From WVA Awards

Veterinarians from the Philippines and Africa feature in the latest videos that we prepared for the recent World Veterinary Awards, held in Incheon, South Korea.

The project was one of the biggest that we have organised in recent years as it spanned the six continents where the various winners worked and also involved live presentation at the Awards ceremony, held at the huge 33rd World Veterinary Congress in South Korea. We also recorded video reports from each of the winners immediately after the event.

Dr Daniel Ventura from the Philippines

Dr Ventura is cited for his work in promoting animal health in his home country, particularly in the field of veterinary education and spearheading a steering committee that has promoted the adoption of a syllabus entitled ’Advanced Concepts in Animal Welfare’. He has also led a campaign called ‘Better Lives for Dogs’ and recently organised a mass rabies vaccination day for dogs and their owners in Cebu City, Philippines.

Click on the image to see the work of Dr. Ventura in the Philippines.

Dr Joseph Othieno from Kenya

Dr Othieno has raised awareness of animal health issues in Kenya and on a wider scale through his journalism. As well as being a respected veterinarian, he regularly writes articles on a series of veterinary issues in the mass media including appearances on television.

Click on the image to see Dr. Othieno receive his award.

US and Egyptian Winners Of WVA Awards

In the latest of our videos from six continents, highlighting the work of veterinarians recognised in the World Veterinarian’s first Animal Welfare Awards, held in Incheon, South Korea, we feature the work of US Professor, Hans Coetzee and leading Egyptian animal welfare campaigner, Dr. Shehab Osman.

Professor Johann (Hans) Coetzee from USA

Prof Coetzee has been active in the animal welfare area for many years particularly in the area of cattle where he has led research looking at ways of advancing methods to treat livestock better. Key examples of his work include co-founding the biannual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. He has also been involved in work looking at the subject of pain management issues in the production of farm animals and has been a regular commentator in the media on these subjects.

Click here to see the video about Prof. Coetzee

Dr Shehab Osman from Egypt

Dr Osman was nominated for his work as Chairman of the Cairo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and for promoting a variety of animal welfare issues in his country and on the international scene. He also advises Egyptian government departments and the health authorities on a number of areas including the management of stray dogs which is a huge problem in Egypt. He also acted as Chairman of the Egyptian Federation for Animal Welfare for four years.

Click on image to see video report on Dr. Osman.

Animal Welfare Winners

In the first of our films depicting the work of the winners of the first ever World Veterinary Association (WVA) Animal Welfare Awards, held in Incheon, South Korea at the 33rd World Veterinary Congress, we feature two videos highlighting the background to two of the winners, Colombian vet, Marlyn Romero and Sean Wensley from the UK.

Click on the images to see the video reports.

Dr. Marlyn Romero being interviewed by Good Call Media after receiving her award.

Dr Wensley has concentrated much of his professional life on the issue of animal welfare. He worked on various international welfare projects as a young volunteer veterinarian. He is currently Senior Vice President of the British Veterinary Association and has been active in promoting that organisation’s strategy on animal welfare and developing the five key factors in the UK’s Animal Welfare regulations.

Dr. Sean Wensley (centre) picks up his award in South Korea

Dr Romero was nominated for the Awards following her work in Colombia and Latin America on the research into animal welfare issues particularly in slaughterhouses. She has authored numerous publications on the subject and is leading a research group looking at animal welfare on the theme of ‘One Health’.

The Awards were supported by our key client, Ceva Santé Animale, the world wide animal health company and we also worked with the WVA to organise filming in six different continents to mark the contribution of the individual vets to the animal welfare arena. The issue of animal welfare is now playing a leading role in the work of veterinarians and also in the production of animals for food. Retailers and food companies are facing more pressure than ever to prove that they have solid policies to ensure that their suppliers have sound animal welfare policies in place.

Watch out for the next two video reports shortly.


World Animal Awards A Huge Success

Incheon – South Korea

Our support for the World Veterinary Association’s first ever Animal Welfare Awards proved to be a major success.

We managed filming in six different continents to feature the vets who were named at the Awards ceremony at the 33rd World Veterinary Congress, held in Incheon, South Korea, and Good Call Media’s Nik Wood acted as Master of Ceremonies on stage during the event.

Good Call Media also carried out the filming at the ceremony and over the next few days we will be bringing you the video segments that were recorded and edited in South Korea immediately after the event.

To see the overview video for the Awards, click here.

South Korea was the venue for the Awards

Kenyan vet Joseph Othieno (centre) accepts his award

The Awards were supported by one of our key clients, Ceva Santé Animale. In its press release, the WVA said: As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations. Animal Welfare is a core mandate of the veterinary community generally and of veterinarians individually. Veterinarians must be engaged, knowledgeable, and prepared to use their skills and expertise in Animal Welfare to assist and support animal caregivers, industry, policy makers and the public to ensure best practices are in place that promote good animal welfare.

The WVA Animal Welfare Awards aim to recognize and reward veterinarians who have provided outstanding and exemplary welfare-related services to animal owners, hostels, fellow veterinarians, and the general public. Each winner will have demonstrated best practices in their consistent commitment to improve and educate about the welfare of animals.

The WVA President, Dr René Carlson said; “The WVA applauds this partnership with CEVA Animal Health to recognize veterinarians from around the world for their efforts to improve animal welfare and eliminate animal suffering. Such recognition is not only important, it is necessary to bring continued awareness to the benefits of good animal welfare for animals, people, and society. It is well recognized that good animal care can have far reaching and positive benefits in a number of areas, including human physical and psychological health, social development, poverty and hunger reduction, disaster management and environmental sustainability.”

For Ceva Santé Animale, Dr. Marc Prikazsky Chairman & CEO said, “I am very proud that as Chairman of Ceva, we are able to accompany the WVA in the creation of these important new awards.; As a veterinarian, I have felt for some time, that the profession needed to bring welfare back to the centre of what we do. Animals contribute enormous value to our society and as veterinarians we have a pivotal role to ensure that their health and welfare is always a priority. I look forward meeting the inaugural winners of the Awards”.