Conference Chair & Corporate Events

Jim co-hosts the Prolific North Awards with BBC North West presenter Beccy Barr.

A good host is crucial to an event’s success and Jim Hancock’s experience and professionalism can make any occasion go well.

Recent highlights of Jim’s hosting work include a national conference for the HS2 Industry Leaders Group attended by Lord Deighton and Sir David Higgins; the global BioInfect conference on antibiotic resistance supported by AstraZeneca and Redx Pharma; the Fracking North conference; and this summer he will chair the UK’s first Neuro Business conference. For a more comprehensive list, see the table below.

You can see the feedback left by previous clients he has worked with on the testimonials page.

Jim’s conferences hit the headlines

runwaysukAt a recent Runways UK conference, under Jim’s questioning, Sir Howard Davies, head of the Airports Commission, expressed his frustration at the government’s delay in making a decision on Heathrow or Gatwick getting an extra runway. This made the City Diary column of The Daily Telegraph in December 2014.

Jim hosting a conference for the Information Commissioner’s Office

Client Testimonials


“Thank you so much for tonight. It was a great discussion, expertly chaired!”

– Katy Ashton, Director of People’s History Museum (Panel discussion featuring Peter Kelner, President of YouGov) – March 2015



A selection of Jim’s recent hosting work:

2015 2016 2017
German-British Forum Trafford CCG HS2 Industry Leaders conference, Doncaster
Warrington Property Review HS2 High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group, Northampton Chester Business Club
Devolution Conference Huddersfield Community Health Event, Liverpool North West Business Leadership/CBI/IOD Skills Event, Manchester
Chester Business Club Election Hustings Warrington Property Review Warrington Property Review
Unlock Democracy Election Hustings Labour Party Dinner, Liverpool Chartered Institute For Marketing Event
HS2 Contractors Conference Conservative EU Referendum debate Liverpool City Region Mayoral Hustings
Neuro Business Conference North West Business Leadership Team University Entrepreneurs Challenge
Domestic Violence Conference,Liverpool Atlas Business Club, Wirral Transport for Greater Manchester conference
HS2 Industry Leaders Briefing,Derby HS2 Industry Leaders Group, London
Liverpool LEP devolution conference Transport for Greater Manchester Party Conference fringe events


Transport for Greater Manchester Party Conference fringe events HS2 Industry Leaders Group event, Worksop
HS2 Industry Leaders Briefing, Ashford Marketing Cheshire Awards
International Bioinfect Conference
One Manchester Housing Association