After teaching mathematics in FE in London and the USA, and becoming an Advisor for Mathematics in FE across Inner London, Huw was an inspector for continuing education in Kent and was the founding Chair of NANAMIC – the National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges, from 1992 to 1999.

He is a Chartered Mathematician and a Member of the IMA. He was a member of the steering committee of the Nuffield project, chaired by Hugh Neill, to develop a new Mathematics A level in the late 80s and was a member of the steering group of the project on Mathematical Skills in the Workplace for the Science, Technology and Mathematics Council in 2000/02. In 2008 he completed a report, with Jack Abramsky, for ACME on Mathematics in FE Colleges in England, and 2010/11 was the lead consultant on the ACME Mathematical Needs project, which reported on maths in the workplace and in HE.

After working as a freelance consultant in vocational education he has returned to teaching, including teaching students from Sweden and from Turkey as well as mature students on Access to HE courses.