We move on to the property and construction category now in our series of Q&As getting to know the 2015 BYPY candidates. Lorna Devane-Porter, from consultancy CBRE, outlines a hefty guest list for dinner, her desire for an outdoor culture in Birmingham and an alert system for safer driving.
Name: Lorna Devane-Porter
Job title: Senior Surveyor
BYPY category: Property and Construction
1) If you could go back in time and have one conversation with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you discuss?
I would speak to the local bookies five years ago, ask for the odds on One Direction becoming the world's biggest boyband and then invest my winnings wisely.
2) Which single element of any city in the world that you have visited would you like to see transplanted into Birmingham?
I would like to see the weather from any southern European country transplanted into Birmingham, as it would be fantastic to have more of an alfresco culture and make the most of the outdoor space within our city.
3) Which technological innovation would you happily see consigned to history and what would you like to see invented which doesn't yet exist?
I would like to see Nuclear weapons consigned to history as the world would be a much better place without them.
I would like to see an alert signal created which would identify whether a person driving a vehicle is over the alcohol or drug limit or if they are texting.
It would make drivers more cautious and encourage them to report these law breakers to the police. Most importantly, it would reduce accidents and deaths on our roads.
4) Think about who your ideal dinner guests might be but instead you can only invite their relatives. Who would you choose and what would you ask them?
Stephen Hawking - I would ask his wife what is it like to be in the presence of such an intelligent, awe-inspiring and remarkable person.
Michael McIntyre - I would ask his brother if he could make me laugh more than Michael does.
Rory McIlroy - I would ask his dad what advice and support he gave to his son to become the world's number one golfer and how Rory copes with his fame and dedicated training.
The Queen - I would ask William whether he thought his grandma would be Queen in another life, if she had the choice.
Tim Berners-Lee - I would ask his wife how on Earth did Tim come up with the idea of inventing the world wide web.
Angelina Jolie - I would ask Brad how she has the time to fit in being an actress, looking after a large family and being an extremely devoted ambassador to disadvantaged countries. Brad would also be very nice to look at over the dinner table.
Neil Armstrong - I would ask his son what it was like for Neil when he hit a golf ball off the moon as I would be intrigued to see how it felt compared to me playing a round of golf at my home club Edgbaston.
5) There are many 'National Days', some more obscure than others, but which one would you like to create that doesn't already exist?
National Open Your Door Day. Every business in the country would have to open its doors to school children so they could visit their offices and gain a greater understanding of all types of careers and particularly encourage disadvantaged children to improve their aspirations.