We continue our series of Q&As getting to know the 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year contenders with a look at the three shortlisted candidates in the legal sector.
We start with Tom Rush, from Gateley, who touches on his admiration for Paula Radcliffe's running prowess, German cities and Davina McCall's Sport Relief exploits.
Name: Tom Rush
Job title: Associate Corporate Solicitor
BYPY category: Legal
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 like to talk to Paula Radcliffe just after she finished the 2003 London Marathon in record time and ask her just how she managed to keep going at that pace for that length of time, and try to get some tips.
2) Which single element of any city in the world that you have visited would you like to see transplanted into Birmingham?
The cleanliness of German cities - they always look spotless, even when work is being carried out.
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 consign the sat nav to history as it stops you reading maps and it doesn't always provide you with the best or most logical route. I would like to see teleporting invented so that you can immediately be at your destination.
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?
Davina McCall - I would ask her relatives whether she is always that positive and what was going through their minds when she was carrying out her Sport Relief challenge, particularly as she came out of swimming across Lake Windermere.
5) There are many 'National Days', some more obscure than others, but which one would you like to create that doesn't already exist?
I would like to introduce a "Be nice e to everyone day". It is all too easy to get frustrated with other people in everyday life.
I would like to know how everyone felt at the end of "Be nice to everyone day" and whether it left them in a more contented and positive place.