DROITWICH-based tourism firm Great Little Breaks has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

To mark the partnership, people will be able to win one of eight VIP experiences at the festival, at the Three Counties Showground on May 9-12.

Winners will get to rub shoulders with superstar gardeners, floral experts and celebrity chefs – whose identities are still a closely guarded secret.

The gardening and food festival attracts more than 100,000 people annually. Visitors flock to see its inspirational show gardens and beautiful Floral Marquee, get top tips from the experts and enjoy the best food and drink that Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire has to offer.

Great Little Breaks managing director Diana Evans said: “We loved being at the RHS Malvern Spring Show last year, it really does have something for everyone so we can’t wait to return as headline sponsors.”

“The show kicks off the spring for thousands of people every year and is virtually on our doorstep. Partnering at the festival is a great way for us to support our local community and to highlight the fantastic attractions that Malvern and the surrounding Three Counties have on offer."

Claire Blackford, sponsorship account manager at Three Counties said: "Having Great Little Breaks at the festival last year was such a perfect fit. Not only does our Three Counties commercial team have over forty years’ experience in the travel industry between us, we know from visitor feedback that the Great Little Breaks team was a huge hit with the crowds too.

“The VIP giveaways we have planned for this year’s festival are really special – we can’t wait to reveal all in the run-up to the event.”