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:

Made in Sheffield Awards video

Good Call Media was selected to produce the video for today’s Made in Sheffield Awards, celebrating the best of innovative business in the Sheffield City Region.

The prestigious event celebrates excellence in manufacturing from across South Yorkshire. Good Call Media, working with the event’s organisers, Newsco Insider, is proud to have been invited by the Master Cutler to once again to be involved with this black-tie event at The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield tonight.

Entries were invited from manufacturers (within the S postcode) in the following categories:

  • Manufacturing Innovation Award
  • Export Award
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Sustainable / Ethical Manufacturer of the Year

    Sheffield has some of the world’s most innovative manufacturers and technology companies

  • Food & Drink Award
  • Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
  • Made in Sheffield Award

The Made in Sheffield brand gives local companies the opportunity to celebrate their ongoing commitment to world class quality and excellence in manufacturing. It will shine a spotlight on the innovation and adaptability of businesses amid the ongoing supply chain disruptions.

More than 350 companies are licensed to use the Made in Sheffield logo. You will be able to join them, and many others, at this must-attend event in the Sheffield business calendar.

The awards will offer manufacturers the opportunity to network, make new contacts and gain valuable insight. It is a chance to bring your national and international business contacts to see for themselves what the region has to offer.

US filming with veterinarian who wins Global Welfare Award

Good Call Media filmed at Texas A&M University in the USA to record the success of Dr. Jimmy Tickel who was named as the North American winner of the 2022 World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Welfare Awards, supported by our client, Ceva Animal Health.

Dr. Tickel received his award at the 37th World Veterinary Association Congress in Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates, hosted on stage by Good Call Media’s co-owner, Nik Wood.

Jimmy Tickel receives his award from Martin Mitchell, Chief Sustainability Officer with Ceva Animal Health and the WVA’s immediate Past President, Dr. Patricia Turner, in Abu Dhabi

The Global Animal Welfare Award 2021 aims to recognise people and institutions for their dedication and outstanding work, going “above and beyond” to protect and safeguard the welfare of animals and promote the animal welfare concept and approach in their daily lives.

Dr. Tickel is a veterinarian at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, IIAD, a part of the Texas A&M University System, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. He joined IIAD in 2018 as an animal emergency management subject matter resource with expertise in issues related to disease and disaster mitigation, prevention and response on national and international levels.

“Dr. Tickel has been instrumental as a veterinary leader in animal disasters and emergency management throughout his career, caring for both livestock and small animal emergencies,” said Heather Simmons, DVM, director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases.

See the video highlighting Dr. Tickel’s work, here:

Our Expertise in Construction and Building is Growing

Our growing profile in the construction and building sector has seen us partner with one of the UK’s fastest growing construction companies in a major recruitment project tied in with the release of their dynamic new microsite promoting their expansion.

Women in construction and housebuilding feature prominently in the video campaign

Yorkshire-based Stonebridge Homes is planning to open new offices in the UK and needs to attract high quality employees in every aspect of home building and construction so they came to Good Call Media for

Major expansion planned by Stonebridge

support with the expansion programme.

We undertook a detailed planning process with the company and prepared existing team members for a series of case study interviews highlighting their individual roles and the profile of the teams they work with as well as the unique characteristics of working with Stonebridge. We also featured

aspects of the social scene at the company and filmed on several of their prestigious sites in Harrogate and Menston in Yorkshire. We used our camera drone to support the filming and edited a whole series of

video ‘thumbnails’ highlighting the different roles that will need to be filled in the future. These all feature on the special careers microsite that has been built by Stonebridge, attached to their main website.

The videos also have a strong emphasis on women who work in building and construction and the videos highlight interviews with women who help to lead the way with Stonebridge’s growing business.

Research has shown that video is a potent tool for companies who are looking to attract new employees as potential recruits view video content for far longer than casual visitors to websites. Video is also a key tool in highlighting the culture and values of organisations and the Stonebridge project featured the company’s strong values throughout.

Following on from the success of the initial video project, Stonebridge has appointed Good Call Media for a new series of filming projects to develop the microsite and also to create content that will show an overview of the Stonebridge ethos.

Good Call Media co-owner, Fiona Molloy, who is Good Call Media’s lead on the project said: “Our connections with the vibrant construction industry in the Yorkshire region stems from our involvement with the Yorkshire Property Awards over several years. Stonebridge saw our work in this area and it has been great to partner with a company that has such high standards, strong values and a fantastic story to tell about plans for expansion in the future.”

Watch out for the new Stonebridge video content coming soon!

See the main video here:

DIY video masterclass for Award winner

In the latest of our series of video reports from the 2022 World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Welfare Awards, sponsored by our major client, Ceva Animal Health, we show the results of some online video recording lessons shared with the winner for Asia and Oceania.

Good Call Media’s, Nik Wood hosts the Awards in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Vijitha Perera was given the honour in the prestigious awards that were presented live at the WVA’s 37th Annual Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, hosted on stage by Good Call Media’s co-owner, Nik Wood.


Vijitha receives his award

“Prior to the Awards, Covid restrictions meant we could not travel to Sri Lanka to interview Dr. Perera,” said Nik. “We were very keen to have a video record of his amazing work with wildlife, so we were able to give him some simple tips and advice on shooting video footage with his camera and on smart phones…the results were truly incredible.”

Dr Perera works as a wildlife veterinarian at the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka. Operati
with a dedicated team, he deals with all types of animals from endangered pangolins, to wild cats and elephants that are injured in the wild or areas of conflict.

He is an awardwinning author on animal welfare subjects and spends much of his time educating adults and children about the value of animal welfare in Sri Lanka’s rich population of wildlife.

Watch out for more video reports in this series coming up soon. Click below to see Vijitha’s video

Volition Signs Exclusive $28 million License and Supply Agreement with Heska

Good Call Media filmed in Las Vegas, USA, to prepare the way for a major new announcement by our clients, New York Stock Exchange-quoted Volition RX.

Long, drawn out, expensive tests are not what you want if you suspect your dog has cancer.

So many congratulations to Volition Vet, who after many years of scientific endeavour, signed an exclusive global supply and licensing agreement with Heska Corporation to distribute their Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Screening Test.   This will enable vets to screen for cancer in dogs using Volition’s simple blood test and one of Heska’s point of care test systems, receiving the results in their surgery right there and then.

“We are thrilled to announce this agreement with Heska, a company dedicated to developing the next generation of rapid, highly affordable, point-of-care diagnostics for companion animals,” commented Dr. Tom Butera, Chief Executive Officer of Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC.

“As such, we want to make our Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Screening Test as accessible as possible to veterinarians around the world, ensure cancer is detected earlier, and improve outcomes for pets and pet owners.”

Watch our film to hear more from Dr Tom Butera and Volition’s new partner Heska’s CEO Kevin Wilson.

Global filming for 2022 Welfare Awards – a series of dynamic reports

Over the next few weeks we will be running a series of video reports that we recorded across the globe in 2022.

Good Call Media’s, Nik Wood, hosted the           Awards live on stage in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The end of Covid travel restrictions in most regions of the world enabled Good Call Media to film the majority of winners of the 2022 World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Welfare Awards, sponsored by our major client, Ceva Animal Health.

          The winners of the 2022 Awards

The assignment involved travelling to different countries to work with the winners of the Awards and create colourful and dynamic ‘back-story’ videos highlighting the work of the winners and the reason why they won their award.

We will be showing the winning videos in a series of reports on this website in coming weeks. Good Call Media travelled to
Birmingham Alabama and Texas in the USA to film two winners from that region and then moved to Hannover in Germany and Nantes in France to record the Veterinary College of the year Award and the Welfare Student of the Year and finally Dubai in the UAE to work with the young veterinarian who had won the nomination for Middle East and Africa.

Good Call Media co-owner, Nik Wood, travelled to the WVA’s 37th Annual Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to host the awards live on stage where each of the videos were shown to a packed conference auditorium at the welcome ceremony for the Congress,

Here’s a taster of what is to come…play the video here