The 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year ceremony is just a month away and this year the Birmingham Post is the official media partner.
Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring one of the shortlisted candidates every day in a Q&A designed to get to know them a little better ahead of the awards on May 14.
First up is Prithpal Saimbi, from Charles Stanley & Co, discussing his appreciation for Singapore's orderliness, a love of Taurians and where computer games have gone wrong.
Name: Prithpal Saimbi
Job title: Private Client Senior Paraplanner
Company: Charles Stanley & Co
BYPY category: Finance
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?
My late father. He battled mental and physical illness since before I was born so I got to know him as you would an idol, a celebrity or a sports star - through stories and anecdotes.
His passion and capability for engineering is the stuff legends are made of. I would like to discuss everything and anything, no matter how trivial. More than that, I would be happy to just listen.
2) Which single element of any city in the world that you have visited would you like to see transplanted into Birmingham?
Birmingham has many layers of history which tell a story of past to present and definitely reflects the rich and diverse cultural heritage it enjoys. I would add Singapore's sense of order and cleanliness.
I have visited on a number of occasions and came away with a sense the people who call the city home have a deep respect for it and treat it with care. That's what I would like to see in Birmingham.
3) Which technological innovation would you happily see consigned to history and what would you like to see invented which doesn't yet exist?
Technology has generally had a positive impact on our lives, however I would like to see the invention of violent video games consigned to history. When I was growing up (I sound really old now!) video games were an innocent distraction from school.
Now, I see children playing games where they can kill people in warfare and commit crimes, it's crazy how realistic they are and too often lines are blurred. I think that this is one invention that has gone too far.
I would like to see a portable teleportation machine invented so you could instantly arrive where you need to be - just think of the time it would save on travelling.
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?
I'm a massive Formula 1 fan so for me it would be Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony and the late, great Ayrton Senna's older sister Viviane.
I have so many questions: their most memorable moment shared, biggest hurdle they feel the drivers faced, most embarrassing/funniest story and whether they ever imagined the drivers would reach such iconic status.
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 Taurian Appreciation Day. Both my fiancée and sister are Taurians. I'm often reminded that Taurians are hard-working and practical so there should be a day for us to appreciate them! Obviously for me, this has to be every day!