ABOUT US

MEET THE LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD EVENTS MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Nicola Smith
Founder/Director

Owner & founder Nicola is a Yorkshire businesswoman with a good history of event management under her belt and a passion for helping small independent businesses.

 

Not only has she been (and continues to be) a lawyer for the past 25 years but she has managed one of europes largest stately homes which gave her the idea of setting up this business initially. 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 barns and Tipis in farmers fields before hosting a handful of artisan markets for local authorities. Once again, Nicola was bitten by the market trading bug.

 

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 Nicolas 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 galavant across the country planning weddings on her own so that part of the business took a back seat whilst the team supported her with main stream eventing. This change in circumstances prompted a rebrand and Little Hummingbird Events was born.

 

Nicola is supported by Mark, co-founder and an excellent ground team who ensure that traders are assisted with set up, parking, de rig and everything in between. It is this friendly and helpful approach to trading and business that has earned the Little Hummingbird Events team a good reputation within the industry and with traders.

Mark Smith
Co-Founder/Marketing

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Mark is the co-founder of the business but since 2019 has been mainly supporting the business with design and marketing assistance. Mark is the owner of his own graphic/web design company, SimplyNKS Design for the last 3.5 years.

Mark produces all of the social media advertising, banners, graphics, 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.

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

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

OUR FANTASTIC (AND VERY HELPFUL) GROUND TEAM

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Ian

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Margaret

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Kristian

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, Ash, Ian, Mark & Kristian.  Thanks for being awesome. 

Nicola x

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THE LTTLE HUMMINGBIRD EVENTS TEAM - MARKET READY