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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TESTING FIASCO AND THE ASHTON VERDICT.

As the virus testing crisis engulfs Boris Johnson, Jim focuses on a timely critique of the government's performance. It comes from the colourful John Ashton, a former Director of Public Health in the North West.
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Generational war brewing

Jim forecasts great tension with the younger generation as Britain faces anothe partial lockdown. He also thinks plans for a global Britain are in jeopardy as the government threatens to break an international treaty. And he reports of Liverpool's attempts…
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No party conferences, but plenty else

Jim gives a comprehensive preview of a busy autumn coming up in politics despite the fact that there will be no party conferences for the first time in 46 years.
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School return crucial to getting cities going

Jim thinks the full return of schools next week holds the key to a major return to life as normal.
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