South London inventor crowned Britain’s best young entrepreneur

Dubbed the 'Rolley', golfers can hop-on and cruise silently around a course. The 23 year-old's idea came about after a friend complained that that it took too long to play 18 holes of golf.

Based in South East London, Du Toit launched his firm during his last year of university when he was just 21 years old.

"I've had an exciting two years bringing the Rolley to market," said Du Toit, who received funding from London South Bank University to make his creation. "My next steps are to speak to golf courses around the UK about installing fleets of rental Rolleys."

The judges were won over by the design of the product and the potential to rent fleets of Rolleys to golf courses and diversify the technology into security, airports and factories.

Du Toit will be awarded an Advent Laptop, a Brother printer, £250 PC world vouchers, a free membership to one of The Office Group's office space plus mentoring sessions with Jamie Murray Wells, business experts from Dixons Retail and M&C Saatchi PR.

Lead judge of the competition and founder of Glasses Direct, Murray Wells, loved the Rolley and said:"Drive Daddy's focus on British manufacturing and technological development is impressive - the Rolley is a truly innovative product."

The four runners-up of the Generation Y Not competition were:

Ry Morgan - age 23

Business - PleaseCycle: An online CycleHub for companies to offer their employees, as part of their CSR or internal engagement programmes.

Thomas Farquhar - age 22

Business - Easy MCS: Specialises in awarding Microgeneration Certification Scheme accreditation, training and advice to renewable energy installers.

Anthony Laville - age 22

Business - Student Tenant Find: Online letting agency for student housing.

Dean Edward Smithers - age 22

Business - Day One: A creative agency that offers clients the opportunity to work with young creative talent from universities across Britain.

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