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



If PM is FDR, who needs Labour?

Boris Johnson seems to be backing a big state, spending big to save the economy. Jim thinks that doesn't leave much space for the Labour Party despite Keir Starmer's determination to banish Corbynism.

4 years on: No EU extension needed

Four years on from the EU Referendum Jim welcomes the government's tough line on not extending the transition talks...but there is a twist in his argument.

Big Changes for Lancashire?

Could Lancashire be about to make its voice heard alongside Manchester and Liverpool? An elected mayor for the county has come a step closer but it would mean big changes in the complex council structure. Jim examines these issues and…

Challenges for business and Black Lives Matter

Instead of blanking out history, we need to be tackling the hard tasks of improving BAME representation in our boardrooms. That's the theme of Jim's blog this wek where he also says there are challenges for the black community and…
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