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 Pork Barrel election

Let's see the manifestos! That's Jim's plea this week as he casts a sceptical eye on the huge number of big spending promises that are being revealed in a piecemeal fashion as the election campaign continues.

Northern Powerhouse on Election warpath

This week Jim praises the Northern Powerhouse Partnership for going on election attack over devolution. He also doubts if the false starts made by the Tories and Labour will matter much in 6 weeks time and calls for a new…

Lib Dems were right to trigger election

This week Jim looks at the chances of an anti Brexit majority being assembled after the General Election. He also looks at a new approach to Liverpool Council's cash crisis.

General Election only hope for Remain

This week Jim comes out in favour of a General Election as the only way of stopping Brexit, the case for which is strengthened after publication of the Withdrawal Bill. However, he admits it would be a gamble for a…
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