In 1961 Norman joined Young's Seafoods as a trainee. Throughout 1963/64 he was tasked with establishing satellite factories around Scotland including in Stornoway, Shetlands and Fife, and led acquisations of St. Clair Fisheries at Inverbervie, Boddam and Thurso and also Houldsworth potted shrimps at Southport. Through the next 15 years Young's grew dramatically to become the major brand in Seafoods in the UK and a leader internationally opening up factories in Alaska, Canada and joint ventures in many areas. Mr Young was the Managing Director from 1970 to 1984 and also a Director on Imperial Foods Ltd the holding Company behind Young's. In 1985 Mr Young joined his brother to develop a new seafood company; Anchor Seafoods Ltd. Anchor Seafoods was sold to Perkins Foods Plc. in 1991 and continued to expand, acquiring the Cromer Crab Company in 1993, and in 1995 the management bought the business back with venture capital forming The Seafood Company Ltd. In 2004 Mr Young retired.