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. He also blogs on Downtown in Business websites across the North of England.

Conference Chair, Corporate Events, Broadcaster and Blogger

THE LATEST FROM DOWNTOWN'S POLITICAL EDITOR, JIM HANCOCK

Blogs

Cautious Approach on North Devolution

The days of John Prescott thumping the table and demanding power for the North are long gone according to the…
Blogs

Frank Field and the pathetic centre

Left the field With Brexit extremists undermining their Prime Minister and Labour proving they are unelectable, it seems hardly credible…
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Voice for the whole North

AVOID A TALKING SHOP. Business people are rightly sceptical when politicians propose setting up new tiers of governance. But at…
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State of the North: Part 1

Early next month the movers and shakers of the Northern Powerhouse (NP) will meet in Gateshead for the first Northern…
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