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BBC Presenter and Political editor to host the 2018 Downtown Mancoolian Awards

By 4th January 2018 No Comments

In just under 3 weeks, Manchester’s biggest business party will return to The Lowry Hotel. The gala awards dinner that is ‘Mancoolian’ will celebrate the best individuals, entrepreneurs and business personalities that make Manchester great.

Downtown Manchester is delighted to announce that our hosts for the evening will be BBC presenter, Jacey Normand and Downtown’s Political guru, Jim Hancock.

For further information and to book your tickets for this not-to-be-missed event visit https://www.downtowninbusiness.com/event/the-mancoolian-awards-2018/

Jacey Normand







The established and self-confessed chatter box, Jacey Normand will be presenting at this year’s Lancashire Women In Business Awards 2017. Jacey started her career in politics working in Parliament. She went onto study politics and work in Washington, D.C for a US Congressman. Returning to the UK in 2003, Normand joined the BBC as presenter and reporter for the ‘Politics Show’ in the North West. Normand has continued to feature in numerous BBC’s news and current affairs programmes including ‘Inside Out’, fronting BBC North West news bulletins and has hosted her own series for BBC Daytime.

Jim Hancock






The well-established Jim Hancock was a former Political Editor of BBC North West. He has been a broadcaster and writer on politics for several decades. He has impressively interviewed every Prime Minister from Harold Wilson to Theresa May.  However, his most recent commissions include facilitating a national conference for HS2 Industry Leaders Group attended by Lord Deighton and Sir David Higgins and hosting a conference of international companies which make up the consortium building the Mersey Gateway bridge. Hancock is a man of many talents and is in high demand as a conference chair, broadcaster and media trainer.