Jim Hancock was Political Editor of Granada TV and the BBC in the North West. He's now busy with conference hosting, media training and political commentary.
He’s in demand for media training from companies like Siemens, Merseyrail and the Co-operative Group, plus major local authorities including Lancashire, Warrington and Manchester councils.
Jim hosts award ceremonies, seminars and conferences. Clients include Educate North, Manchester University, private and public sector groups involved in the Greater Manchester Health devolution project and Transport for Greater Manchester.
Jim continues to broadcast with recent contributions for BBC North West Tonight and LBC.
Jim hosts evenings with the country’s top journalists for the Royal Television Society in the North West. Guests have included Newsnight's Kirsty Wark, the BBC's former Political Editor and now Today presenter, Nick Robinson, and Channel Four's Michael Crick. This spring his guest will be Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4.
As Political Editor of Downtown in Business he writes a weekly blog for the website and hosts many of the company’s events.