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Alex Altrincham HQ

Alex Altrincham HQ

#10factsaboutme is trending on twitter now and inspired by a blog post by @latterash I thought i’d share 10 Things About The Man Behind Altrincham HQ

So Alex McCann – owner of Altrincham HQ – here’s a get to know me fact sheet!

  1. I was once chosen as Altrincham’s 2nd most beautiful baby in our local baby contest…. would have been 1st but they alternated each year between boy and girl winners 🙂
  2. At the age of 9 or 10 I sang for the Queen at Manchester Airport as part of Navigation Primary School Choir to celebrate the opening of the new terminal
  3. I used to be a journalist. The first interview I ever did was Russell T Davies who at the time was known for writing Queer As Folk and is now better known for reviving Doctor Who. The last people I interviewed, which I came out of retirement for, were Jedward
  4. I set up one of Manchester’s very first music websites in 1999 and grew it from zero readers to 10,000 readers a week
  5. I also own an music events company. Our biggest ever event was Hungry Pigeon – an arts and music festival which attracted 15,000 people in Piccadilly Gardens and venues across the Northern Quarter
  6. I managed a fantastic indie pop band called The Mandigans, who were and still are the youngest band ever to have a national XFM Radio Session
  7. In 2012 I was an Olympic Torch Bearer for services to music and in particular for our All Ages Music Events in Sale and Altrincham
  8. In the last Last year I raised over £1000 for charity with 3 events which included Walking On Fire, running up 798 stairs of the Beetham Tower (the tallest skyscraper outside London) and doing a 5k run dressed at Santa for MUFC
  9. I realised the importance of Social Media and local earlier than most – before Altrincham HQ came into existence we had a loyal following of thousands of Altrincham locals on Myspace many years back
  10. Over the years i’ve been interviewed on national radio / TV by Andy Crane, Terry Christian and Susanna Reid

This is My Truth, Tell Me Yours – i’d love to hear 10 Things About You that we might not know, post them in the comments section

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