He was Chairman and Managing Director of Millivres Limited until the merger with Prowler in 1999 when he became Group Executive Chairman, becoming Non-Executive Chair in 2012. He had been Chairman of the Gay Business Association and member of the National Advisory Group on police liaison with the gay and lesbian community. In 1995 he received the Bryan Kennedy Award for significant contribution to the gay community and in 1999 he received the People Who Make A Difference Award.
A Fellow of the Institute of Directors, he had an Open University Diploma in Management and an IoD Diploma in Company Direction. He was also a Director of Heart of Soho Limited.
He was listed as "Lifetime Achievement Award" in the Pink List 2011. The citation said:
- "Soon to retire after 40 years of launching gay and lesbian publications to some 500,000 readers. Gay Times shortly marks its 400th issue."
Graham-Bell died in 2020 and was featured on BBC Radio 4 programme 'Last Words' .