Our pride – 2019 Yorkshire Property Awards

We are proud to announce that we have again been selected as the video partners for the prestigious 2019 Yorkshire Property Awards  which attract over 1000 of the region’s property professionals to a glittering event.

The event is organised by the team at Variety the Children’s Charity and the real bonus is that it helps to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for direct support and projects that improve the lives of children and young people through the county who face various challenges in their everyday lives.

The Chocolate Works in York

In recent years we have worked closely with Variety on a number of different programmes and in 2018 we also attended the Yorkshire Property Awards, held each year in the beautiful surroundings of Rudding Park in Harrogate, and broadcast interviews with winners and sponsors as they came off stage on the big night.

You can see examples of the videos by clicking here.

We have also developed a highly successful brand with Variety, called ‘Game Changers’ which features videos that celebrate the best of Yorkshire property development over the last 12 months. These have included major developments such as Kirkstall Forge on the outskirts of Leeds, The Chocolate Works in York and the ongoing development of The Fruit Market on Hull’s waterfront.

Hull’s Fruit Market development

We also film with various young recipients of Variety’s funding and their parents to demonstrate the incredible impact of the fund raising that takes place at the charity’s events, which also include the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards held in September, and the annual Yorkshire Business Awards held just before Christmas each year.

Kirkstall Forge – a new dawn for the former ironworks complex

The 2019 Yorkshire Property Awards have already sold out and there are no tables left at the event but we look forward to visiting the region and highlighting the very best of design, support and development in the industry over the last 12 months.

Looking across the UK, Yorkshire and Humberside saw 5.8 percent annual house price growth in the third quarter of 2018, making it the strongest-performing area.

It was the first time since 2005 that Yorkshire and Humberside had been the top-performing region. At the other end of the spectrum, the North East of England saw a 1.7 percent decrease in house prices.Some parts of southern England, including London, also saw house prices fall annually in the third quarter.House prices in the capital have fallen annually for five quarters in a row – although the latest decline is “modest” at 0.7 percent, Nationwide said.

Property values in London are only 3 percent below a record high seen in 2017 and still sit more than 50 percent above their 2007 levels.

In the air above Rwanda

We used our high definition camera drone to shoot some amazing footage on our latest assignment close to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

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We were taking part in the Reprosymp forum organised by our major client, the worldwide veterinary health company, Ceva Animal Health, which was designed to bring leading international experts, politicians, farmers and key opinion leaders together for an event that would help boost livestock production in Inter-Tropical Africa.

Our DJI Mavic Pro takes high definition 4k footage and photos

The Reprosymp team in the field

The event was held at a convention centre close to Kigali’s downtown area but also on a working dairy farm around 20 kilometres from the city where a series or workshops were held for the delegates to show them the latest techniques in livestock reproduction, tailored specifically for needs in this are of Africa where new sources of dairy, meat and protein are badly needed to feed a rapidly growing population.

While we were filming on the farm we were able to use our drone to film cattle being brought in from the surrounding fields. “The drone actually proved to be quite a useful tool for helping the herdsmen and women to muster the cattle because they moved forward steadily towards the working area when the drone came up gradually behind them,” said Good Call Media Co-owner, Nik Wood, who was in charge of the filming project.

Farm workshops

“It was amazing to see such dynamic workshops proving so popular on the farm,” said Nik. “With over 60 delegates taking part it was an excellent example of organisation by the Ceva team.”

With an African population expected to grow from 1.3 billion inhabitants in 2018 to 2.7 billion by 2050, improved methods of livestock production are considered one of the major levers to answer the food challenge this continent is facing.

It is in this context that Ceva Intertropical Africa organised its first forum which aimed to share experiences from initiatives across Africa with various stakeholders.

The various technical sessions were an ideal opportunity to understand the need for a global zootechnical approach to reproduction. The speakers showed different technical solutions adapted to the different specificities of this zone. Guy Charbonnier, a consultant at Reprotech, pointed out, “It is impossible to implement the same methods of breeding livestock in Europe to Africa”. He was leading one of the practical workshops held during the event on a dairy farm in Kigali.

The different feedback presented by local stakeholders, brought more light to the key points of success for the implementation of a sustainable genetic improvement approach in Intertropical Africa.

Ceva Intertropical Africa and Good Call Media, especially wanted the partners, IMV Imaging, IMV Technologies, Coopex and Illumina. Their participation in this seminar allowed everyone to share their internationally renowned expertise in breeding and genetic improvement.