A BOTTLED water company has scooped a coveted design award - just months after the first of its distinctive glass bottles rolled off the production line.

Harrogate Spa Water's bottles was honoured with a silver prize in the Star Pack awards in London, which were organised by the Institute of Packaging.

The company is reviving the North Yorkshire town's bottled water industry, which was once the brand leader in the UK. A £3m bottling plant was opened in Harlow Moor Road, in April.

Sales and marketing director Paul Martin said: "For a newly-launched company to win an award of the stature of Star Pack is quite an achievement.

"Our distinctive glass bottles are already proving to be a strong selling point."