Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Aim

High-quality specialist education and support

Landmarks is a charity providing education and training to people aged 16+ with learning disabilities and difficulties.

We have a proud reputation for designing individualised education and support programmes for young people with additional needs, supporting them to achieve their life goals be that; employment, higher education and/or day services. We aim to ensure that our learners’ lives are impacted positively due to learning at Landmarks.

Our Vision:

“To be recognised nationally for transforming the lives of our learners”

Our Mission:

“To deliver high-quality education and support that maximises life opportunities for our learners”

Core Values:


We will provide the best support for you to achieve your goals.


We will teach you not to give up when things are difficult.


We will listen to your opinions and treat you with respect.


Chair of Staff & Wellbeing Subcommittee

Working Together

We will support you by working with you and those around you.


Mark Hilton

Chair of Finance, Audit & Resources Subcommittee

An experienced financial and charity management professional with over 35 years of experience, Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG working in Audit, Owner Managed Business and Corporate Finance, including work on flotations, buyouts and banking reports.


Mark worked as Director of Finance & Resources at Sheffield Museums from its creation as a new charitable trust to operate the museums and galleries in Sheffield. During his time with the trust the award-winning £17m Millennium Gallery was opened, and Weston Park Museum was redeveloped into a family-friendly museum.


Following a brief period at the charity Relate, Mark moved to Leeds Conservatoire, where he managed the absorption of this Higher and Further Education college into the Luminate Education Group, including the expansion of its courses and facilities.


There followed a period as a financial liaison at British Business Bank plc with its shareholder, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and other government departments. During this period, the Bank managed Coronavirus Loans and other equity support of over £70 Billion to UK companies by the bank on behalf of the HM Government as part of the government’s response to the pandemic.


Outside of his paid work, Mark has been a Trustee and Treasurer at the Charity Finance Group, a trustee of a few music charities, and continues to be Chair of the Sensoria Festival in Sheffield. Married with two grown-up children, Mark is passionate about live music and attending sporting events.


Chris Pickup

Chair of Education & Standards Subcommittee

Chris has many years of proven experience in all aspects of developing quality education provisions for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities across the sector, both in day and residential provision. Chris has extensive experience working within a range of GFE, Adult & Community, ISC’s and LA’s. She also has twenty years of experience as an additional inspector in SEN/LLDD and experience of being inspected.