Metropolitan Police Volunteer Award in 2002 from Mayor Ken Livingstone and Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens at City Hall right
Stephen with his award from the Commission for Racial Equality (1993) Photo: Alan J. Robertson
- 1988 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Video (London College of Printing)
- 1992 runner-up for Raymond Williams Prize for Community Publishing for Aunt Esther’s Story
- 1993 received Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Award for Best Radio Current Affairs/Documentary for BBC Radio 2’s Salutations (a celebration of Black British, African and Caribbean singers and musicians in Britain in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s)
- 1994 received Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Award for Best Radio Entertainment for BBC Radio 2’s Black in the West End (a celebration of Black musical theatre in London’s West End)
- 1995 nominated for Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Award for Best Radio Entertainment for BBC Radio 2’s Star Equality (a celebration of the Black female stars of Hollywood musicals)
- 1996 received London Borough of Southwark Civic Award for pioneering community work on homophobic violence.
- 1996 nominated for The Mike Rhodes Award (promoting a greater understanding of lesbian and gay life) for “his pioneering work with police and community groups on combating homophobic violence and abuse in Southwark”
- 1998 nominated for The Voice Community Award for Race Relations “in recognition of outstanding contribution to the black community at local and national levels"
- 1998 nominated for The Voice Community Award for Literature "in recognition of outstanding contribution to the black community at local and national levels" for Black in the British Frame.
- 2002 received Metropolitan Police Volunteer Award. Presented by Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens and Mayor of London Ken Livingstone at City Hall, London .
- 2005 received London Borough of Southwark Employee of the Year Award. Presented by the Leader of the Council (Nick Stanton) & Mayor of Southwark (Vicky Naish) at the Globe Theatre, London.
- 2006 Master of Philosophy Degree (De Montfort University, Leicester).
- 2008 received London Borough of Southwark Civic award for raising the profile of black history in the borough with his exhibition Keep Smiling Through - Black Londoners on the Home Front 1939-45 (Cuming Museum, Walworth) and book Dr Harold Moody published by Southwark Council.
- 2010 Southwark Police commendation "in recognition of dedicated service and commitment to supporting the Metropolitan Police in Southwark on the 10th anniversary of the Critical Incident and Risk Advisory Group" (presented by Borough Commander Wayne Chance at New Scotland Yard).