Video highlighting Colombian award winner

We were sent some excellent video from a local camera crew in Colombia to illustrate that country’s winner of the 2022 World Veterinary Association’s Global Animal Welfare Awards 2022, supported by our client Ceva Animal Health.

The project was a perfect example of how to use teamwork to bring a project to the mark despite the heavy restrictions that were created by the Covid-19 pandemic. We commissioned the video crew to follow Dr. Juan C. Carrascal, who was declared that Latin American winner of the Awards in 2022.

“The crew really went the extra mile during their filming,” said Good Call Media co-founder, Nik Wood, who hosted the Awards live on stage in Abu Dhabi, UAE. “We were then able to edit the material in the UK prior to the Awards and the result was a dynamic and colourful video report highlighting the amazing work of Dr. Carrascal.”

Dr Carrascal is highly recognised and respected both in Colombia and in Latin America for his work on the subject of animal health and welfare. As Animal Welfare and One Health leader and with his continuous work for several years and career he has offered science-based and academic support to develop the creation of the animal welfare framework in the city of Montería, Colombia.

He has also brought significant impact changes in the Department of Córdoba population with projects with the community giving a better quality of life both, to people, animals and the environment and in the region from the One Health and One Welfare framework.

The Global Animal Welfare Awards 2022 aimed to recognise people and institutions for their dedication and outstanding work going ‘above and beyond’ to protect and safeguard the welfare of animals and promoting the animal welfare concept and approach in their daily life.

The official award ceremony was held during the 37th World Veterinary Association Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE to present the awards to 6 veterinarians, a veterinary student, a veterinary nurse and the University of Veterinary Medicine. During the ceremony, short videos were presented highlighting the work of each of the award recipients in their respective fields under a single common goal – improving the welfare of animals.

The WVA and Ceva Santé Animale are thrilled to continue their collaborations to underline and recognise the work done by outstanding people and institutions to advance animal welfare.

See the video report.

Danish winner changes the lives of laboratory animals

The latest in our series of videos highlighting the winners of the 2022 World Veterinary Association Global Welfare Awards, sponsored by our client, Ceva Animal Health, takes us to Copenhagen, Denmark and the work of a remarkable individual who has changed the welfare of laboratory animals for the better.

Professor Axel Kornerup Hansen has been deeply engaged in veterinary care of laboratory animals since 1987. In his work in on the change of laboratory animal housing and how laboratory animals are handled today.

In 1997 he became a professor in laboratory animal science and welfare at the University of Copenhagen School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to improving the organisation of the veterinary use of research animals, he built up a major teaching system, which today is probably the largest of its kind in the world.

The Awards were held during a glittering ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE as part of the 37th WVA Congress, held there and involving veterinarians from all around the globe. Good Call Media’s co-founder, Nik Wood, hosted the event live on stage and we were commissioned to film and edit all the videos highlighting the work of each winner in different zones of the world.

Here is the video we made highlighting Professor Hansen’s role:

Filming in France with Student Award Winner

Ana receives her award at the ceremony in Abu Dhabi, hosted by Good Call Media’s Nik Wood

Good Call Media travelled to Nantes in France to capture the amazing story of the student winner of the 2022 Global Welfare Awards, organised by the World Veterinary Association supported by our client Ceva Animal Health.

Ana Pascaud has now qualified as a veterinarian and works in a veterinary clinic but has also designed an innovative app to monitor the health of dolphins at a park near Nantes. The WVA Awards were in their fifth year and recognise veterinarians, a vet student, a vet nurse or technician and a vet University or School, that have gone ‘above and beyond’ in the field of animal welfare over the last 12 months.

As well as hosting the Awards ceremony, Good Call Media film in numerous continents in the lead up to the event to record colourful and dynamic videos highlighting the work of the various winners. The videos are shown before they come onto the stage to receive their award.

Ana was able to travel to Abu Dhabi and received her award from the new President of the IVSA, the International Veterinary Students’ Association who supported and promoted the 2022 student award.

See Ana’s story here:

Punchy video for Stonebridge

Our relationship with home builders Stonebridge is really developing.

They were delighted with a series of videos that we produced for their new, recently launched recruitment zone, as they are aiming to appoint extra team members to cope with their plans for rapid expansion in the UK, so they asked us to produce a colourful and dynamic film for an event aimed at the younger professionals, being held in Leeds.

This was the result:

And, hot on the heels of the recruitment work, we are in Yorkshire again this week filming with the Stonebridge team so watch out for the results of that project!


Made in Sheffield video a ‘big hit’

Our Made in Sheffield video was a major hit.

Not our words but the words of our client, Insider Media, who organised the 2022 Made in Sheffield Awards. Our video highlighted the people and the companies that are helping the Sheffield City Region become a leading player on the international manufacturing and technology scene.

The quality and excellence of South Yorkshire’s manufacturers was celebrated at the event, held in the historic Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield city centre.

The Awards highlighted the resilience and adaptability of manufacturing companies in the S postcode. Guests heard from keynote speaker Dr Graham Cooley, chief executive of Sheffield-based energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power. The event was compèred by Manish Bhasin and sponsored by Aon, BHP, HSBC UK, University of Sheffield Management School and The University of Sheffield AMRC. Forged Solutions Group sponsored the drinks reception, Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber sponsored the networking booklets, and BEStar was the gift sponsor.

Here are the full results:

Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer of the Year
Sponsored by University of Sheffield Management School
Winner: Gripple
The category shortlisted entries from both long-established firms that have embraced sustainability and younger companies in which sustainability is core to their existence. While the judges recognised the fantastic work the smaller companies are doing, they chose Gripple for the huge impact it is making, leading the field in best practice across the entire agenda – from supply chain, to energy and recycling, to community.

Food & Drink Award
Winner: Binghams Food
Having traded in Sheffield since 1914, the company has been spreading the Binghams word to grow its brand ambassadors, the Bingham Beefies, through social media, and has also
focused on increasing its distribution points and gaining new listings. The judges commended Binghams’ longevity, £3m turnover and British-sourced products.

Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Ellis Bloomer, Gripple
Described by the judges as “well ahead of the curve”, Ellis is a Level 3 manufacturing technician apprentice who works on the design and build of equipment and parts used in the manufacture of automated machines. To gain entrance onto the Gripple programme, Ellis raised £1,000 for charity by volunteering in Tanzania for four weeks. The judges said that these efforts made him stand out as a driven individual.

Export Award
Sponsored by HSBC UK
Winner: Corrosion Resistant Materials
Corrosion Resistant Materials has been working to maintain its export sales level in the wake of Brexit and Covid. It has shifted its priority to long-term contracts, having increased its original equipment manufacturer approvals and secured some lucrative contracts. The judges praised the company’s demonstrable excellent growth and strategic approach.

Manufacturing Innovation Award
Sponsored by University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Winner: Andel
Andel has developed a market-first system called the Hybrid Leak Detection which can simultaneously monitor for water, oil and gas leaks. The judges described it as a “sensational” achievement, bringing a unique product to mass market, and commended the company’s high-profile customer base.

Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
Sponsored by BHP
Winner: YBS Insulation
YBS Insulation has more than 25 years of knowledge and experience, producing in excess of two million metres of reflective insulation every year, with a global customer base and extensive national market. The judges described the company’s growth during the qualifying period as “phenomenal” despite the challenges faced by the construction industry.

Made in Sheffield Award
Sponsored by Aon
Winner: ITM Power
The electrolyser manufacturer raised £250m last year to accelerate its expansion, and plans are in place to build a second UK Gigafactory on the University of Sheffield Innovation District. The judges believed that, from a levelling-up point of view, ITM Power is repositioning the region through its recognition and investmen

Filming in Dubai for latest Welfare Awards video

Good Call Media’s co-owner, Nik Wood, interviews Wadima on stage at the Awards event in Abu Dhabi.

In the latest of our series we feature the full-length video highlighting the work of Wadima Matar AlDhaheri of the United Arab Emirates who was the Middle East winner of the World Veterinary Association’s 2022 Global Welfare Awards, supported by Ceva, which we shot over two days in the United Arab Emirates.

Wadima’s proud mother joined her on stage to receive the Award

Wadima was one of the first young vets to qualify at the UAE’s own veterinary university and, as well as working in the municipality’s own veterinary centre in Dubai, also works in the Dubai Safari Park on a regular basis. She has also worked on voluntary programmes in different areas of the world, including a programme to rescue cheetahs in a remote area of Africa.

Her home area of the United Arab Emirates was the venue for the 2022 Awards which were held during the welcome event at the WVA’s 37th Annual Congress in Abu Dhabi…the first live event for the Association since the Covid lockdowns globally.

Manhattan recording for client financial results

We filmed high above the Manhattan skyline in New York City for the full year financial results announced by our client

Filming in Lower Manhattan for the Volition RX financial results covering the last 12 months

Volition RX, quoted on the New York Stock Exchange…and there was an exciting announcement made by the company.

The highlights of the interview included:

  • Executed global licensing and supply agreement with Heska Corporation to distribute Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Screening Test at the Point of Care with a $10 million upfront payment and up to $18 million based upon the achievement of near/mid-term milestones.
  • Under said agreement will receive ongoing additional revenue for key components and kits.
  • In advanced negotiations with other potential licensing partners in efforts to make Nu.Q® Vet as accessible as possible worldwide.
  • Expanded its intellectual property portfolio.
  • Made significant progress with its Nu.Q® NETs development.
  • Continued progress towards additional new product launches and licensing in both the human and veterinary spaces worldwide.
  • Approximately $20.6 million in cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet as of December 31, 2021.

“I could not be prouder of the team’s achievement in securing a global licensing and supply agreement for our Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Screening Test with Heska Corporation, one of the industry’s leading companies,” commented Cameron Reynolds, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Volition.

“Volition Veterinary is an exciting, fast-moving part of our business with clear potential to generate significant revenue for the company, initially under our agreements with Heska and SAGE Healthcare, through both milestone payments and ongoing sales of kits and key components. We have also made good progress in other key areas including our Nu.Q® NETs and Nu.Q® Capture programs as we shift gears towards our goal of becoming a commercial company with products.”

See the financial results interview here: