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: