MATTHEW Larcome is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and organiser of business-to-business shows.

These include the Basingstoke Business Expo held at the Apollo Hotel in July.

The 23-year-old former BCoT student organises these through his Memo Events business, based at The Innovation Centre, in Basing View.

Other shows include the Southampton Business Show and Portsmouth Business Expo.

Through Memo Events he also provides bespoke management packages for small to medium sized businesses.

In 2013 he was a Young Business Person of the Year finalist in the Inspire Business Awards and in 2010 he received a community grant at the Basingstoke Place to be Proud of Awards to help run various courses for young entrepreneurs who needed advice on setting up their own businesses.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Roald Dahl – I can only imagine what it would be like to have an imagination like he had.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? A notepad and pen – I like writing ideas down.

3. What was the first record/ CD you bought? I can’t remember exactly, but it would be embarrassing to admit that it was probably Simply Red (even at the age of 11 or 12).

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? I would hate to miss The Great British Bake Off. Which reminds me, I need to catch up on yesterday’s episode.

5. What is your favourite film? My favourite film of all time is Mary Poppins.

6. What is your pet hate? I hate people who pretend to be something they’re not.

7. What are you reading at the moment? I’m reading Networking for Dummies by Stefan Thomas.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Chinese, set menu B!

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? I would like to meet Michael Jackson.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Not far, I would like to go back to 1997 and be a five-year-old all over again!

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? Again, just a notepad and pen.

12. What sports team do you support? I don’t watch much sport, apart from the snooker or darts, occasionally.

13. What was your first job? My first ‘employed’ job was selling shoes in Debenhams department store.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? Oprah.

15. What worries you the most? The fact that children grow up too quickly and don’t spend enough time being kids.

16. What is your proudest moment? Overcoming problems that I thought I wouldn’t be able to fix.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? Until next time…

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? A can of coke in the afternoon.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Teaching children to think more entrepreneurial and manage their finances sooner rather than later.

20. What three words best describe you? Funny, attractive and modest.