Mo’s Chippy on Deansgate holds a unique place in the folklore of the PR industry in Manchester. I want to see how deep this special feeling really goes.
Knott Mill, where the chippy is based, is like a mini PR hive of industry. Like Media City will be one day. Mo, the boss, has been serving fish and chips for years to the likes of Biss Lancaster, Weber Shandwick, MC2, Iris Worldwide and Staniforth (before they relocated to Didsbury).
I once witnessed three agency Managing Directors accidentally meeting in the chippy at the same time. Fish and Chips are a great leveller!
Apart from nourishing the minds and souls of PROs, Mo’s Chippy is a great way to get a feel for what is actually happening in the real world, away from the mollycoddled realm of Public Relations.
Food is only a small part of the experience. Mo doesn’t just serve chips but dishes out pearls of wisdom that someone should collate into a book.
So, I thought I would honour Mo with a post, especially as my blog has been really serious of late, with fascists, racists, all sorts of monsters, getting a mention.
So… I am asking the people of PR past-and-present who have fond memories of Mo’s to leave a comment at the bottom of the post and share your feelings for the big man with the deep fryer. In a month or so I shall print off your comments and present them to Mo as a little gift, as I love him like he is part of my family. Well sort of.
I’ll take a photo of the presentation and let you know what he said.
P.s. mine is a Fish Balm please with salt and vinegar