AN INVENTOR who wowed the Dragons’ Den with his rubbish invention is back with another bright idea.

Steve Capon, 51, has won a global licensing deal for his latest invention- a tool for helping mark corners with a tape measure.

Steve, of Ditchling Road, Brighton, hit the headlines back in 2004 with his Binvelope invention - a collapsible rubbish bin that was briefly rolled out across the city by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Stephen has been working on his latest idea the Matey Measure - which he believes will help DIYers and builders accurately measure into corners.

He has now won the support of Jordan Daykin - another Dragon’s Den contestant - who won the support of Deborah Meaden.

Stephen said: “I’ve just got a global licensing deal for my product with Jordan Daykin who invented the Gripit Marksman.

“He has been working with Deborah Meaden and has clearly seen the potential in it.

“He was looking for new products and thought my invention would work really well.”

Explaining his latest idea former builder Steve said: “Over the years, as a tradesman, I always needed to make sure all my measurements were very accurate.

“I came up with the idea of Matey Measure to square off the curve of internal measurements to allow for quick and easy accurate measurements.

“I will be making them and Joirdan will be selling them through his company.

“I’m really excited about it.

“I’ve been working on this for a few years. There’s no money in the bank yet but it shows he’s committed to the product.”

Steve will also be demonstrating his latest invention at the British Inventors show in London in October.

Steve was one of the first to impress the multi-millionaire investors on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den back in 2004.

However, he turned down a £150,000 offer for 40% of his Binvelope business.

The collapsible seagull-proof bins were trialled by Brighton and Hove City Council in the early 2000s but following teething problems and a shortage of money, they were dropped.

The Binvelopes, which come in a variety of sizes, were designed to be collapsed and stored when not being used.

Although the trial came to an end several years ago, a number of residents in Hanover, where there is no space to store wheelie bins, continue to use them.