Work with Variety increases



Variety the Children’s Charity (Variety), is the latest example of an organisation that is prepared to take their relationship with Good Call Media to the next level following a series of successful video and live event projects.

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We have recently been instructed by Variety’s London office to construct a series of videos highlighting the charity’s impact on the lives of young people and their parents and the positive effect that results from Variety’s activities, including funding for wheelchairs, Variety Sunshine Coaches, the ‘Great Days Out’ programme and support for specific items of equipment and projects for organisations, individuals and clubs.

Good Call Media Co-owners Nik Wood and Fiona Molloy filming with Gaby Roslin for a Variety appeal video

For several years we have been working alongside Variety’s Yorkshire region to produce high quality videos that highlight the charity’s involvement with events such as the Yorkshire Property Awards, the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards and the Yorkshire Business Awards. This has involved filming around the Yorkshire region, interviewing experts, judges for the awards and sponsors and the approach has been so successful that we have been asked to come back year after year.

Variety stage many fund raising events across the country

Good Call Media’s Nik Wood, a former BBC correspondent and presenter, has also helped Variety to host some of these events on stage and hundreds of thousand of pounds have been raised for different organisations that Variety supports throughout Yorkshire which all, of course, help children and their families who face challenges in their day to day lives.

From this work, we were then asked to record and edit specific appeal videos. This involves a sensitive approach to filming with children and their families and the projects have been filmed by Good Call Media Co-owner, Fiona Molloy who brings a unique touch to this work. The videos are shown at fund raising events and online to illustrate the fantastic work that Variety carries out and the difference that their funds, donated at the various events and through regular donations by individuals and groups, has made.

As well as this project we are already working towards the hugely successful Yorkshire Business Awards, which will be held at The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds on Friday December 8. The dinner is already a sell-out and a series of awards covering different categories will be handed out at a special ceremony following the playing of Good Call’s launch video. These include Board of the Year; Business Leader off the Year, SME of the Year, a special award for Young Business of the Year. his category is open to businesses up to five years old that can demonstrate high growth potential, showing promise to become a success story of tomorrow. The judges will be looking for a company that can demonstrate a pioneering approach to its business sector, alongside strong commercial performance and a proven commitment to developing new talent. The final award on the night will be the Variety Yorkshire Legend Award. The recipient of this award is a unique individual who is recognised universally as having made an outstanding contribution to the country/region in his or her area of activity.

Good Call Media’s Fiona Molloy said:”It is fantastic to be involved in such interesting projects while, at the same time, our partnership with Variety is helping to change the lives of young people and their families who face enormous challenges every day of their lives. We have been inspired by the people we have met during filming and we are so pleased that our work has now broadened to Variety’s London region where the small, dedicated team are doing outstanding work.”

Good Call Media’s Nik Wood added:”We have seen clear evidence that Variety’s work has made in difference in so many ways, not just in my original home are of Yorkshire but also nationally here in the UK. It’s good that we have charities that help children in other countries, especially at a time of war and conflict or famine but it’s also good to know that we have organisations that are geared up to help children and their families living closer to home.”



Relationship with Volition RX

Our work with Volition RX, quoted on the New York Stock Exchange, demonstrates our ability to partner with companies that need help with investor relations and to promote their work at the cutting edge of science and technology.

From humble beginnings, when we interviewed Volition’s President & CEO, Cameron Reynolds, about the company’s financial results, we are delighted to report that we are now working with this fast growing organisation on a variety of levels.

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The Volition team at the New York Stock Exchange

Volition is a multi-national company developing simple, easy to use blood-based cancer tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream – an indication that cancer is present. Volition’s goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. Volition’s research and development activities are currently centred in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the US and ultimately, worldwide.
Good Call Media is now helping to promote many aspects of Volition’s groundbreaking work in different areas of the world. As well as regularly featuring the company’s financial performance, we were invited to cover the opening of Volition’s state of the art new laboratories in Namur, Belgium – an investment which is helping to take the company to the next level as it rolls out its blood-based cancer tests to new areas and into new disciplines.

The investment will enable the Company to increase capacity to carry out clinical trials and to expand its scientific team, thereby expediting the large number of trials underway. The new custom-designed facility comprises 9,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of high quality, purpose-built laboratory space. The facility is located in the Crealys Science Park, Isnes in the Wallonia region of Belgium, an area popular with other leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Jasmine Kway – click here to see interview

Recently we also highlighted Volition’s involvement in a number of high level and events and conferences in the Asian zone where the company is active. This included an interview with Dr. Jasmine Kway, VP of Volition Asia who highlighted the main aspects of Volition’s work in the region. “Asia is a very important market for Volition and we have made significant progress in the region since January of this year,” said Dr. Kway.” Our meetings at APDW and TDDW will give us excellent opportunities to further our conversations and formalize our engagements with key individuals in the Asia Pacific region.”

In October 2017 we also travelled to the company’s laboratories in Namur, Belgium, to record a comprehensive update entitled ‘The Science Behind Our Work’, featuring Dr. Jake Micallef, the Chief Scientific Officer of Volition. He gave a detailed explanation of the company’s progress in developing its blood-based tests and also highlighted the possibility of Volition’s engagement in the diagnosis of other types of cancer. The video is available through Volition’s own video gallery.

Volition’s goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. Volition’s research and development activities are currently centred in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the US and ultimately, worldwide. The Company recently announced its strategy for a new range of Clinical Research Use Only (RUO) kits based on its proprietary Nucleosomics™ technology and the receipt of an order of RUO kits from a large multinational pharmaceutical company.

Chief Executive Officer of Volition, Cameron Reynolds, commented, “This is a very important milestone for Volition as it represents our first revenue from the Nu.Q™ platform. The RUO kits could be used to develop a companion diagnostic to a pharmaceutical company’s therapeutic product, so could represent an additional potential revenue stream beyond the commercialization of our blood-based cancer tests on the same platform of assays. After the initial sale of the RUO kits, a significant licensing arrangement is possible if the assays become a crucial component of another company’s product.”

AnimalhealthEurope – we help to launch their new identity

Our work with the worldwide animal health industry has helped to introduce us to new organisations.

We have been working in October 2017 with AnimalhealthEurope, formerly IFAH-Europe at their annual conference to launch a new name and a new brand. We set up filming at the organisation’s special congress which was held in the centre of Brussels close to the EU Parliament and interviewed a group of key opinion leaders, scientists and industry leaders.

We also interviewed the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, following his address at the organisation’s Gala Dinner – watch out for the video interview coming out shortly via the AnimalhealthEurope website.

AnimalhealthEurope is the association representing manufacturers of animal medicines, vaccines and other animal health products in Europe.

It is a not-for-profit body representing both corporate members and national animal health associations in Europe. It represents both innovators and generics alike, as well as large, medium-sized and small companies. AnimalhealthEurope’s membership covers 90% of the European market for animal health products.

Background to what AnimalhealthEurope does:

“Our mission is to be the voice of the European animal medicines industry.

Our aim is to highlight the importance of healthy pets and farm animals and to demonstrate the reliability and value of our solutions to society. By ensuring a ready availability of animal health products throughout Europe, we can help optimise health management, while contributing to the sustainability of food production and keeping the companions animals that share our homes free from disease.

We stand for

  • Availability – Animal medicines will always be an essential part of any veterinarian’s toolkit, and through a harmonised licensing process and single EU market, we can make more solutions available across Europe to help prevent and treat disease in many different animals.
  • Reliability – Farmers, pet owners and other animal guardians rely on the animal health industry to provide the tools needed to help control and manage disease and to protect animal welfare, while promoting their responsible use to safeguard their efficacy in the future.
  • Sustainability – Innovation in animal medicines and vaccines is vital for ensuring a more sustainable way of life, supporting more efficient agricultural practices, helping to ensure that our pets remain healthy members of our families, and contributing to the general well-being of all of Europe’s citizens.”

Ceva presents the value of Vet Education projects at the World Veterinary Congress

We followed up our work at the World Veterinary Association Congress in South Korea with a special feature for our clients, Ceva.

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The video featured Ceva’s contribution to improving the skills of young vets in developing countries of the world. In Bangladesh, as our film points out, this work can dramatically reduce the mortality rate in chickens being produced for food and so will contribute directly to the improvement of the economy of the country.

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    WVA Congress, Incheon South Korea

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) has declared its support for Ceva’s avian pathology veterinary post-graduate training course, which is being organised in Dakha, Bangladesh, as part of a partnership agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project could help to significantly reduce the mortality rate in poultry broilers in Bangladesh and improve the   profitability and welfare of the poultry industry in the country.
Ceva signed a collaborative tripartite agreement with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University of Dhaka under the patronage of Her Excellency Mrs Sophie Aubert the former French ambassador to Bangladesh. ENVA, National Veterinary school of       Maisons Alfort is the third party involved in this agreement. Ceva and ENVA have already implemented a similar program in Myanmar which began in 2015.
The Bangladesh project involves establishing a training program to strengthen the autonomy of graduate veterinarians, and develop their operational capacity in field expertise in avian diseases and sanitary management. The training involves 30 participants on four week field oriented courses conducted by several international experts, The basics of poultry diseases and management are approached in a pragmatic manner, taking into consideration local production methods.
Ceva supported the Global Conference On Quality Assurance In Veterinary Education, which was held as part of the 33rd World Veterinary Congress, staged in Incheon, South Korea in August 2017. Guest speaker, Dr. Pierre-Marie Borne, Ceva’s Director of Public Health, Zoonoses and Food Safety, said: “Bangladesh is one of the key strategic countries for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and there is a lack of skilled vets in the area of avian disease. The current mortality rate in poultry broiler production in Bangladesh is currently between 10 and 15 per cent,” added Dr. Borne. “By improving sanitation through the better training of vets, the aim is to bring this down to five per cent.”
Speaking immediately after the Conference on Quality Assurance, Dr. René Carlson, WVA Immediate Past President, said: “Ceva has been extremely supportive of animal welfare as well as veterinary education and I think that their approach provides an opportunity for veterinarians around the world to take their basic competencies to advanced levels and really serve public health.”
In 2015, Ceva received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to roll out three targeted development projects corresponding to Ceva’s area of expertise and the foundation’s strategy to make smallholder livestock more productive, improve nutrition and empower women farmers. These projects include initiatives to boost health and production in the poultry and dairy sectors in Burkina Faso and Bangladesh over three years. Ceva is proud of its partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which supports Ceva’s commitment to work together beyond animal health through feeding the world, tackling zoonoses and strengthening the human-animal bond.






New Member Of The Team Helps Film Residential Property Awards Video

Our video skills were used yet again to kick off the prestigious Yorkshire Residential Property Awards at this year’s event, held in the beautiful surroundings of Bowcliffe Hall.

Filming on the Rudding Park Estate in Harrogate

And a new member of the Good Call Media filming team was on hand to make the project a big success. Will Hermes Harper, who is studying Media, together with other subjects, at Ilkley Grammar School, acted as Assistant Cameraman during the week of the shooting for the video. Will filmed a number of sequences, including a sequence involving Correspondent, Nik Wood, at a property on the Rudding Park Estate which was shortlisted for an award.

Click here to see the video that was shown on the night of the Awards, which helps to raise funds for Variety the Children’s Charity in Yorkshire.

Will Hermes Harper on camera

“Will played a key role in helping us to put together a colourful and dynamic video for this year’s awards,” said Nik, who is Co-owner of Good Call Media. “He also filmed a number of sequences involving properties in Harrogate and York that were used in the final video so he played a significant role in our contract for the event.”

Good Call Media also produce the video that flagged up the Residential Property Personality of the Year Award. You can see the video by clicking here.

TV presenter Gethin Jones was the host for the awards dinner, which was at Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham. The 2017 winners and runners-up are: Best small development. Winner: Sutton Gate Lodge, Sutton-in-Craven, by Candelisa. Runners-up: Clementhorpe Maltings, York, by Northminster and Broadlea Street, Leeds, by Brewster Bye architects. Best large development. Winner: Clarendon Quarter, Leeds, by AGI Real Estate. Runners-up: Side Beck Grange by Mulgrave Properties; Empire Works, Slaithwaite, by S B Homes. Best housebuilder. Winner: Redrow Homes. Runners-up: Conroy Brook Developments and Berkeley DeVeer

Bowcliffe Hall was the venue for the Awards

Best regeneration project. Winner: Hungate, York, by Lendlease. Runners-up: Bentley Court by HeadOffice³ and St Leonards Place by Rushbond Plc. Best innovation. Winner: Citu Works, Leeds, by Citu. Runners-up: Halo, York, by The Helmsley Group and Broadleas by Edward Architecture. Best estate agent. Winner: Morgans City Living. Runners-up: Applegate Properties and Manning Stainton. Best design. Winner: Church Farm, Merrell O’Flaherty Dormer architects for the Rudding Estate. Runners-up: Side Beck by Mulgrave Properties and St Leonards Place by Rushbond Plc. Best planning practice. Winner: Spawforths. Runners-up: ID Planning and Quod. Best strategic land agent. Winner: Carter Jonas. Runners-up: Allsop and Savills. One to watch – a young person who shows great potential. Winners: Gabby, Hattie and Tom Snook, Pantera Property. Runners-up: Dan Newett, Berkeley DeVeer and Amy Wray, Applegate Properties.

Ian Cartwright, a partner at Carter Jonas, won Personality of the Year. Ian is renowned for advising landowners on residential development potential. John Webster, who has worked with him for 30 years, says: “He has a knowledgeable, calm and even-handed approach. His patience, intelligence and ability to help clients understand the system has helped him win and retain business. Property Post asked Ian for his thoughts on property and planning. Here’s what he said:

*Land is coming to market in much bigger quantities than it was before and new-build houses are selling well, thanks, in part, to the Help to Buy schemes. One of the issues with this is that developers are concentrating on the most sought-after places, like Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield and York, because they can. In Harrogate there hasn’t been a major housing development for 15 years and now there are going to be nine housebuilders there. It’s getting harder to sell land in East Yorkshire as a result so there is a polarisation.”

Ian Carter (right) who receive the Personality of the Year Award