Package deal for student William

William Christie from Kennoway, a student at Adam Smith College, who won a silver award at the annual Starpack design awards
William Christie from Kennoway, a student at Adam Smith College, who won a silver award at the annual Starpack design awards

A Kennoway student has proved he has the whole ‘package’ after winning a prestigious international design award.

William Christie, a HND Visual Communication student at Adam Smith College, took the silver award at the annual Starpack Awards, the UK’s premier awards scheme which recognises innovation in packaging design and technology.

And now William, (20), has been given the chance to travel to the Netherlands, with prize money of 300 euro, to visit the factory of one of the major sponsors of the awards, PET Power, a leading distributor of brand packaging.

A keen cyclist, William created ‘Century’, a cleverly designed adaption of a saddle bag which contained a mini bike pump, puncture repair kit and tyre packs.

His design was entered into the “Luxury on the Go” category and judges decided that his design ticked all of the boxes of developing a quality product for the travellers of today and tomorrow.

Commenting on his win, William said: “I was really surprised and totally delighted to receive the silver award as well as third place in the sponsor competition.

“The Starpack awards are internationally recognised which is fantastic for my CV.

“The awards process has been a great experience and I’m really looking forward to going to the awards evening in London in July.”

Chris Turner, UK managing director of PET Power, said William’s design was “a lovely practical and attractive design” and could potentially have several other uses in the future.