A businessman who bought Lunar Caravans out of administration is to stand trial for alleged fraud committed against Lunar workers’ pensions and the pensions of people employed by a social enterprise that he also owned.

At a hearing at Southwark Crown Court on 8 May 2024, Nicholas Marks (56, of Heath Rd, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire) pleaded not guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position in respect of employees at Lunar Automotive Ltd, and a further such count in respect of employees at Clarity Products, a social enterprise that employed blind and disabled people.

The case, which is being brought by The Pensions Regulator, will now go to trial, but not for another two years: Marks’s court date is set for 18 May 2026.

Lunar remains a popular name on the pre-owned scene for those thinking of buying a used caravan. As a result, it’s not surprising that Lunar regularly does well at our Owner Satisfaction Awards, as well as making it onto our best used caravan guide.

Marks bought the collapsed Lunar Caravans out of administration in August 2019 and renamed it Lunar Automotive.

However, Lunar Automotive was wound up in 2022 following a petition brought by Brian Mellor, one of the company’s creditors and the owner of the original Lunar Caravans.

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