ABOUT JIM

Jim Hancock has held the top jobs in political journalism at Granada and BBC North West. Now he’s working with some of the country’s top companies in hosting their conferences.

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. Ever versatile, he is soon to host a global conference on antibiotic resistance supported by AstraZeneca and Redx Pharma. Other clients include the Information Commission and United Utilities.

He’s in high demand for media training from companies like Siemens, MBNA (Bank of America) and major local authorities including Lancashire and Cheshire West and Chester.

He offers political commentary on BBC channels based in Salford Quays including Breakfast on BBC 1.

Read the latest blogs from Jim Hancock below.

Conference Chair, Corporate Events, Broadcaster and Blogger

THE LATEST FROM DOWNTOWN'S POLITICAL EDITOR, JIM HANCOCK

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MORE NORTHERN AGONY. TIS THE SEASON TO WEEP.

The Liverpool area comes out of the toughest restrictions while Greater Manchester remains in Tier 3. In his blog Jim considers the approaches of different mayors. He also thinks the government has made the right call on some long term…
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CUMMINGS WAS BAD FOR THE NORTH. CUMMING AND GOING.

This week Jim disputes Dominic Cummings credentials as a champion of the North. With the Prime Ministerial aide gone, Jim gives his recipe for bringing effective devolution to the North.
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The vaccine and the business

In his blog Jim notes the euphoria surrounding news of a vaccine against Covid-19 but forecasts it will be a while before business in the North feels the benefit. He also marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of Margaret…
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Bad Week for the Blusters.

Jim reflects on the potentially dangerous tactics of likely outgoing American President Trump, as well as a bad week for Boris Johnson and a good one for Keir Starmer.
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