California Filming For USA Winner

The Good Call Media cameras travelled to Pomona, California to catch up with the USA winner of the 2019 World Veterinary Association Global; Animal Welfare Awards.

We made videos with each of the seven winners of the Awards, held in Costa Rica, San Jose, which meant filming in five different continents.

Here we feature the work of the USA winner:

Dr. Jose Peralta

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Receiving his WVA Award in Costa Rica

Dr. Peralta holds the post of Professor, Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California. He has authored and co-authored many book chapters and articles (in English and Spanish) on various aspects of the science of animal welfare, animal welfare education and he has created several cases involving animal welfare for teaching veterinary students. He has presented and contributed to numerous veterinary continuing education seminars in several countries.

Dr. Peralta in an animal hospital in Pomona


Dr. Peralta is an internationally recognised and sought-after speaker on animal welfare and has presented invited seminars in Europe, South America and North America. He serves as a reviewer for several professional journals.

Recently Dr. Peralta has been involved in a project looking at the field of welfare and human animal interaction with therapy dogs and children with collaboration of a child psychologist.

He said: ”There’s no doubt that the exposure that this type of award gives you is beneficial to animal welfare. That external recognition provides opportunities to disseminate information and to have a broader impact worldwide.”


Remote Filming Assignment In Manitoba, Canada

The latest winner of the 2019 World Veterinary Association Global Animal Welfare Awards is:

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When he is not working at his job at the Tuxedo Animal Health Clinic in Winnipeg, Canada, Dr. Jonas Watson can be found treating animals in remote indigenous communities in northern Canada and particularly in Manitoba, both regions of which are under-served by mainstream veterinary services. The programmes he supports operate alongside non-profit organisations such as the Save A Dog Network and often involve packing up veterinary equipment and supplies into small aircraft to fly into the communities where there is no access by road.


Dr Watson (left) receives his award in Costa Rica


He took part in the ‘Mad Dog’ initiative in Madagascar which was aimed at reducing the problem of stray dogs and cats that threaten the wildlife population of the country but while he was there, he also organised training for local vets to improve their veterinary skills.

Dr. Watson is the current President of the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the CVMA Emerging Leaders Program and sits on several boards including the Canadian Animal Blood Bank and is vice- chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society.

He said: “It’s become a passion of mine to bring veterinary services to communities all over northern Canada, Manitoba and other parts of the world. People love their pets and it’s not that they need to learn more about veterinary services, it’s just that they need access to it.”

We flew out to join Dr. Watson when he travelled with the SaveADog Network in Manitoba to hold a day-long clinic at the Peguis First National community where scores of people turned up with their dogs and cats to receive various treatments as well as a diagnosis from the veterinary team. The WVA Awards were held at the Association’s 35th Annual Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica. Good Call Media’s Co-owner, Nik Wood was on stage to act as host for the event.

The Gamechangers – Thorpe Park

In the final of our property-based series of videos called The Gamechangers, we highlight the huge Thorpe Park project on the outskirts of Leeds in Yorkshire.

We filmed at the project as part of our growing portfolio in the property sector (see video below). The video was part of the Yorkshire Property Awards staged by Variety the Children’s Charity. It was shown to over a thousand property professionals at the prestigious event.

To the south of the East Leeds Extension, adjoining Junction 46 of the M1, Thorpe Park is, a well-established prime business park with a working population of around 4,500 people in 40 buildings and a high quality hotel, spa and conference centre.

The development is seen as a major opportunity for employment growth in the region, with the first of a new standard of office buildings completed in November 2016.The next stage of the Thorpe Park Leeds development will provide an additional 125,875 sq. metres of office, shopping and leisure space and 300 new homes to create one of the largest and most diverse out of town business locations in the UK.

Work is now well underway on the Manston Lane Link Road (MLLR) which will connect the East Leeds Extension to Thorpe Park via a new bridge over the Leeds-York rail line and provide a connection from the M1 to the East Leeds Orbital Road. The MLLR is expected to enable the opening of the new retail and leisure developments. New areas for development are expected to be opened up as the project continues in future years.

The 275 acre estate will comprise a mix of business and supporting amenity uses, including 140 acres of parkland and public realm with sports facilities, in a prominent strategic and well connected location.

Scarborough Group, the developer of Thorpe Park Leeds, joined forces with Legal and General in August 2015 to deliver the project – a commitment of some £162m. Legal and General is one of the UK’s most active institutional property investors.


2019 Made in the Midlands Awards

Our partnership with the Insider Group, a major UK publisher and organiser of business events, resulted in the filming of the latest video for the 2019 Made in the Midlands Awards.

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The Midlands’ manufacturing prowess was in the spotlight at the 2019 Awards held at the Macdonald Burlington in Birmingham. A diverse range of companies took home accolades, including brewers, engineering firms and pet food makers. On the night, business editor Ian Griffin reflected on the region’s history as a major player in the Industrial Revolution saying: “No part of the world, in human history, has had a greater impact in making people’s lives better.” He also called on the sector to “spearhead a new wave of innovation which will again improve all our lives”. Insider received a record number of entries for the awards for the second consecutive year. Sponsors for the evening were Barclays, Bevan Brittan LLP, Coventry University, Haines Watts, Hunter Selection and Waterman Group.

Here is the full list of winners and shortlisted companies:

Automotive Award
Winner:Liberty Vehicle Technologies
Liberty has taken home this award for the second year running after impressing the judges once again.
MarchantCain Design

Export Award
Sponsored by
The high-tolerance metal pressings maker was recognised for its overseas presence. Its electrical connectors are fitted in 90 per cent of the world’s kettles.
Highly commended:The First Class Pet Company
HydraForce Hydraulics
AE Aerospace
Indestructible Paint

Digital Engineering/Technology Award
Sponsored by
Waterman Group
Winner: Dennis Eagle
The refuse vehicle maker has developed DennisConnect, a telematics system aimed at reducing vehicle downtime.
Waldeck Consulting
Formation Media
Network Telecom (UK)
Stickee Technology
Guidance Marine

Food and Drink Award
Purity Brewing Company
Purity has released five new beers in the past year, including a gluten-free ale.
Clifton Packaging Group
Green Cow Kitchens

Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme Award
Sponsored by
Coventry University
Winner:  Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology CIC
The facility is an example of the vital collaboration between manufacturers to tackle the skills shortage.

Tesco Maintenance
Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre
Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills

Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer Award
Winner:Ibstock Brick
The brick maker was recognised for its “active and engaging sustainability programme”.
Green Cow Kitchens
Lightweight Containers
Mayborn Group
Rock Fall (UK)
Aston Manor Cider
Clifton Packaging Group
Target Catering Equipment

Apprentice of the Year Award
  Joshua Lambden, HydraForce Hydraulics
Joshua designed a component which reduced downtime in the business and imopressed the judges with his “practical knowledge, passion and ambition”.
Highly Commended: Laine Young, Liberty Pressing Solutions (Coventry)
Brad Taylor, Accles & Pollock
Jamie Garbett, Liberty Pressing Solutions (Willenhall)
Debbie Willetts, Howells Patent Glazing
Abbiegail Hill, voestalpine Metsec
Adam Egan, Lander Automotive
Ritik Sharma, HydraForce Hydraulics
Brad Anslow, Liberty Aluminium Technologies (Wednesbury)

Manufacturing Innovation Award
Sponsored by
Haines Watts
Winner:Clifton Packaging Group
Clifton has supplied its stand-up pouch to two major food producers using specialist machinery.
Jack Aluminium
Dennis Eagle
Rock Fall (UK)

Manufacturer of the Year (turnover under £25m)
Sponsored byHunter Selection
Winner:MNB Precision Engineering
A customer-led strategy led to the company trebling turnover over the past few years.
Highly commended:PP Control & Automation

Metrol Springs
Somers Forge
AE Aerospace
Cullum Detuners
FFP Packaging Solutions

Manufacturer of the Year (turnover above £25m)
Winner:Grainger & Worrall
The company has embraced the move away from fossil fuels and now customers that produce alternatively-powered vehicles make up two thirds of its business.
Highly commended:Tamlite Lighting
Ibstock Brick
Dennis Eagle
HL Plastics