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FFT

FFT provides data and analyses to all schools and LAs in England and Wales.  FFT estimates are used by teachers to inform the setting of ambitious and aspirational targets for students.  FFT’s analyses of pupil results and pupil progress and provide school leaders with insightful data to support school improvement and self-evaluation. FFT Education Ltd is an independent, non-profit company which was established in 2001 and has links to the Fischer Family Trust.  
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SBL

SBL is a (Community Interest) Company dedicated to improving patient treatment options through high quality, collaborative and clinically focused research. SBL has a strong scientific team with a variety of academic and industrial backgrounds. They have particular strengths in all aspects of immunology and molecular biology. Their work is focused on the following areas: DNA instability in neurons, DNA recombination in lymphocytes, cancer immunotherapy and medical guidelines on
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Alamy

Alamy was founded in 1999 by James West, along with his uncle, Mike Fischer.  At that time there were a handful of large agencies which dominated the stock photo industry. Digital photography was still in its infancy.  Fourteen years later, Alamy has the largest online collection of images and video clips.    Alamy donates a significant proportion of their operating profits to charity. In fact since 2007, they have donated over £2.8 million to good causes, with the majority of the money used for cancer research. This is directed through SBL, a laboratory funded by Alamy’s major shareholder Mike Fischer and his charity, the Fischer Family Trust.  They also support a number of charitable projects based around improved health education and self-sufficiency in poor communities and they actively support programs to help reduce Alamy´s carbon footprint.
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FFT Literacy

FFT Literacy provides a range of literacy training to schools, clusters of schools and to Local Authorities, drawing on their experience as a developer of interventions and teaching and training programmes in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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Lab Merchant

Lab Merchant is an online marketplace for trading used laboratory equipment. The website helps laboratories meet their research needs and budgetary requirements and offers a "green" alternative to disposing of surplus lab equipment.
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Health Projects

  • In 2001 The Fischer Family Trust started to get involved in medical research, with a particular focus on kidney cancer. Activities have included support for specific projects in conjunction with the following organisations: Steve Dunns's guide for cancer patients (www.cancerguide.org)
  • KCUK - Kidney Cancer UK
  • KCA - The Kidney Cancer Association (USA) The 2002 Innsbruck conference on Dendritic Cell Vaccines Support is either direct from the Trust or through SBL (Systems Biology Laboratory UK)

Maritime and Conservation

The Fischer Family Trust supports projects in the area of Maritime history, through Oxford Maritime Trust and Oxford Maritime Limited. The Fischer Family Trust is involved in a number of projects to protect highly endangered species in Africa.