Many of the artists in the Borough Group had to supplement their income by having various jobs alongside their artistic work. Cliff Holden worked as a designer and silkscreen printer, Edna Mann, Miles Richmond, and Dorothy Mead all taught at various points throughout their lives. Mead also worked as an animator.
Throughout the 1960's and 70's Dorothy Mead held teaching positions at Morley College and Goldsmiths College.
At Morley College, she taught from 1963-65 and again from 1973-75. Under the title "Painting", her classes encouraged the use of different media but the focus was still on oil painting from life.
Godfrey's career as an animator spanned more than fifty years and counts several popular children's cartoons.
He was nominated for the Academy Awards multiple times and won for the short animation film "Great" from 1975.