Lecturer at the Leeds College Of Music for 34 years (From 1977 until 2011).

Winner of the Jack Parnell Trophy for best drummer in the BBC Big Band Contest

presented by Alan Dell (1981).

Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award By Jazz Yorkshire presented by Alan Barnes (2011).

Presented with the 25 Years Continuous Service Commendation Tankard by David Smith at

The Good Old Days at the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.