Filming For Insider

Filming is about to begin for the 2019 Yorkshire Property Industry Awards organised by the Insider Group.

“Good Call Media has been nominated media partners for the event for the 7th year running, so we must be doing something right,” said GCM Co-owner, Nik Wood. Hundreds of representatives from the businesses that are shaping the built environment around us will attend the black-tie event, showcasing the best of the Yorkshire property industry.

The  event is being held on the evening of 19 September at the New Dock Hall in Leeds.

Over the last 12 months, interest in Yorkshire has blossomed, despite concerns over the Brexit effect, and a number of innovative and creative projects have launched since the 2018 awards and Insider wants to showcase those that are a cut above.

The organisers have introduced some new categories for this year’s event. The two new awards will celebrate achievements in new property-related technology and collaborations between local authorities and private enterprise.

Good Call Media will be interviewing people from the region’s property industry to highlight the trends over the last 12 months and celebrating the lessons that are being learned in a tough marketplace. The Yorkshire region is one of the fastest growing areas outside London for property development and investment, with funds now coming into the region from  overseas.

The following award categories are Covered by the event

  • Agency Team of the Year
  • Architects Practice of the Year
  • Consultancy Firm of the Year
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Property Law Firm of the Year
  • Design Excellence Award
  • Developer of the Year
  • Housebuilder of the Year
  • Public-Private Collaboration of the Year
  • Best use of Tech in Property
  • Refit and Refurbishment Project of the Year
  • Residential Development of the Year
  • Commercial Development of the Year
  • Commercial Property Deal of the Yea

Last year close to 800 people attended the evening and this year more people are expected.

Leipzig Location For Latest WVA video


Our latest video highlighting the work of the winning veterinarians who were named by the World Veterinary Association as winners of their 2019 Global Animal Welfare Awards, takes us to Leipzig in the former East Germany.

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This is the first year the WVA and Ceva have offered an award for a student veterinarian in collaboration with the IVSA.


Aimée receive her awarding Costa Rica

The award winner, Aimée Lieberum, is a student at the University of Leipzig Veterinary Faculty and developed an interest in animal welfare at a young age when she carried out voluntary work and fundraising for animal shelters near her home

Aimée with her own pet dog outside the vet school where she is studying in Leipzig, Germany

Aimée is an active member of the BVVD, which is the German national student association and is the head of their animal welfare group, where she organises regular discussion workshops on animal welfare with her fellow students.

She also actively promoted the 2nd IVSA Animal Welfare Conference jointly with the 4th BVVD Annual Animal Welfare Seminar. She was one of the main coordinators and organised the conference with the help of a small team of veterinary students. The conference was attended by 120 students; national and international.

Speaking about her award, she said: “It’s sometimes quite hard to be taken seriously as students so I thinkthis award is very important because it shows that vets really do acknowledge what I do and what we do as students on the subject of animal welfare and I really think this will make a difference in the future.”

Our filming for the Awards took Good Call Media to five continents in just two months and we also helped to host the Awards, held at the WVA’s 35th Annual Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Beautiful New Zealand Our Latest Location

We had no problems accepting our latest assignment – filming in the beautiful North Island of New Zealand.

The subject is a series of films promoting the 2020 World Veterinary Association Congress which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in April 2020. The event will also feature the Global Welfare Awards, sponsored by our client, Ceva Animal Health, which we support, film and host on stage.

This year we are producing a series of short video trailers for social media and the WVA website promoting both the main Congress and the Welfare Awards. The videos will run on a regular basis throughout the Autumn of 2019 and early in 2020.

These trailers have been shown to generate increased interest in  events and they also encourage delegates to register earlier.The 2020 World Veterinary Association Congress will be held 6-8 April, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. It will be the 36th edition of the Association’s Congress and will be hosted in conjunction with the highly successful NZVA Annual Conference.

The World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) 2020 will bring veterinarians from all over the world to Auckland to share ideas, learn and to have fun. The congress will explore and seek solutions to some of the biggest animal health and welfare challenges   facing all species in the fast changing world in which we live today.

The Aotea Centre in Auckland which will be one of the main venues for the 2020 Congress

The WVAC 2020 programme will focus primarily on clinical veterinary medicine, veterinary public health, animal welfare and academic research across all domestic species.  Other topics to be covered include companion animal nursing, large animal veterinary technicians and equine veterinary nursing.

Speakers from around the world will discuss topical issues such as advances in veterinary medicine, and will explore new horizons in the treatment and prevention of animal disease. The congress will incorporate the Global One Heath Summit, which will showcase speakers from international organisations including the OIE, FAO and WHO. It will also include what promises to be an inspiring and enlightening Global Seminar on Animal Welfare.

Auckland’s excellent conference facilities and outstanding restaurants and bars will ensure the social aspects of the conference do not disappoint.

Colombia Filming For Awards

Colombia was the location for our film highlighting the South American winner of the 2019 World Veterinary Association Global Animal Welfare Awards. The project has involved our cameras travelling to five continents in just two months to capture the amazing stories of the veterinarians who have gone ‘above and beyond’ when it comes to promoting the field of animal welfare in the World.

To see the work of the Colombian winner, see our video by Clicking Here

Dr. Edilberto Brito Sierra – Colombia


Receiving the Award at the ceremony in San Jose, Costa Rica

Dr. Brito is highly recognised and respected both in Colombia and in Latin America for his work in animal health and welfare. As Animal Welfare Focal Point for OIE in Colombia and through continuous work over several years, his career has contributed science-based and legal support to develop the creation of the legal framework and regulations that can give a better quality of life to the animals in the country (especially to production animals), and in the region within the One Health and One Welfare framework.

He has worked in the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) from 1988 and has been Coordinator of the Safety in Primary Animal Production Group from February 2017 to the current date.

Speaking about his WVA Award, Dr. Brito said: “It’s an award that I hope will be given to more vets because it promotes animal welfare and shows that it is an important subject and it is therefore of fundamental importance to the development of future generations of vets.”


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:

See our video report by Clicking Here

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.

Click Here to see the overview video that we made.

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

Appeal Video For Variety Charity

Our latest video, highlighting an amazing appeal organised by the Yorkshire region of Variety the Children’s Charity, has gone live.

You can see the video below and also find out more details on Variety’s Just Giving page:

Springwater is a special school based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Pupils range from 2-19 years old and have a wide range of complex life limiting and life threatening conditions. Variety visited the school in January last year and met with the Head Teacher, Sarah Edwards. From meeting both Sarah and her fantastic staff, it was clear how passionate they are about the school and its pupils and the level of care that is given to each and every child. The school is a small building, based on a restrictive site so outside space is very limited and it was immediately apparent the effect that the school’s limited funds and space has on the environment and equipment they are able to offer their pupils.

The aim of the Variety Big Build programme is to address the urgent needs of the school. We have recently completed Phase 1, the opening of a state of the art Sensory room, and Phase 2, the provision of a purpose built sunken trampoline to support rebound therapy is well under way. Variety is currently raising money for playground equipment which will help complete Phase 3 of the project, an all inclusive purpose built playground area.

We are proud to be associated with this magnificent project.