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Nicola Hudson

Owner & founder Nicola Hudson is a Yorkshire businesswoman with a good history of event management under her belt and a passion for helping small independent businesses.  A Rotherham Pioneer and a Yorkshire Hidden Gem, Nicola is passionate about championing local business and pushing them into the limelight. 


Nicola recently retired from Law after 26 years where she enjoyed her time as a Personal Injury Lawyer (again helping others) but what many people do not know is that she once managed events for one of Europe’s largest stately homes which gave her the initial idea of setting up in business.  Traditionally starting out as a wedding planning company, You Said Yes was born. Nicola helped many couples plan their big day up and down the UK from stately homes to countryside barns and Tipis in farmers fields - in fact anywhere really, before branching out into organising and hosting artisan makers and craft markets for local authorities. 


Operating events around South Yorkshire, Nicola and her team became firm favourites with iconic sites in the borough and helped local authorities with regenerative projects. Unfortunately September 2021 saw Nicola’s health take an unexpected turn and after a period of time in a coma she had to re-start her life. Making changes to the business was one of them and she could no longer travel around the UK planning weddings on her own so that part of the business sadly took a back seat whilst the team supported her with main stream eventing. This change in circumstances prompted a change in direction and a rebrand and ‘Little Hummingbird Events’ was born early I 2022.  


Spreading their wings into Nottinghamshire and North, West and (more recently) the East Riding of Yorkshire Little Hummingbird continue to enjoy a period of growth. 


Nicola is supported by her ex-husband and best friend Mark, who initially helped to set up the company back in the day.  In fact he was responsible for the design and re-brand and still continues to design for the company as well as run the administration side of things.  They have an excellent ground team who ensure that traders are assisted with set up, parking, de rig and everything in between and are currently expanding their team of ‘internal’ staff as the business grows.  It is this friendly, honest and helpful approach to trading and business that has earned the Little Hummingbird Events team a good reputation within the industry and with traders. 


Lots of new projects are underway and plans to diversify into new areas are in the making, so keep following social media to stay up to date with all that’s going on.

Mark Smith
Marketing/Event Manager


Mark is the Events & Marketing Manager and has been involved since day 1.  His main role now is supporting the business with design and marketing assistance as Mark is the owner of his own graphic/web design company which has been growing steadily for the last 4 years.


Mark produces all of the social media advertising, banners, graphics, signage, posters, leaflets and everything else we need to get the business noticed. He even designed the very website you're currently viewing, and the recent rebrand of the business from You Said Yes to Little Hummingbird Events.  Mark offers a wide range of services to a wide range of clientele including our traders which is quite handy - all of which can be seen by visiting

Mark has had a varied working life and past jobs include - lab technician, staff trainer at a local cinema, lawyer (working in Leeds and Sheffield), and as night staff/manager at a local hotel.

He often provides discounted services to traders and many other small businesses looking for websites, banners, flyers, business cards, posters, and much more.  He is an integral part of the inner-workings of the LHB Team. 


If you think he could assist you with design and print work, get in touch!








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I couldn’t do any of what I do without a fabulous support system behind me and I have a great team of people who really make a difference to what we do. You’ll always find our guys ready to help you at market events and can be easily identified by their yellow jackets and name badges. 


Our regular exhibitors will know how hard the guys work to ensure the set up and de rig of events goes smoothly. So here’s my big thank you to Margaret, Ian, Mark, Winnie, Di & Kristian.  Thanks for being awesome. 

Nicola x

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