Initially specialising as a geotechnical analyst, structural draftsman and systems engineer, Mr Young realised the need for a radical overhaul of the council building approvals processes. He spent a decade in research and development, taught himself coding, then built the udrew system to allow users to drastically cut the time and cost of approvals. In 2018, Mr Young was announced as Western Australian Innovator of Year for udrew. The company now employs seven staff, and is preparing to launch in Western Australia. Mr Young will roll-out udrew nationally in 2020, and aims to expand to Europe and the US.