The former director of a Lancashire caravan specialists has denied allegations that he defrauded his employee’s pensions.

Nicholas Marks, the ex-company director of Lunar Automotive Ltd, formerly Lunar Caravans, which was based in Preston, pleaded not guilty to two charges of fraud by abuse of position.

Marks, 56, of Heath Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday, May 8, in a prosecution brought by The Pensions Regulator.

He was charged with one count of fraud by abuse of position in respect of employees of social enterprise Clarity Products Ltd, and a further such count in respect of employees of Lunar Automotive Ltd.

Marks pleaded not guilty to both charges.

A trial was fixed for May 18, 2026, at Southwark Crown Court.

Fraud by abuse of position is defined under Section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006.

A person is in breach of this section if they, occupy a position in which they are expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of another person; dishonestly abuse that position; and intend, by means of the abuse of that position, to either, make a gain for themselves or another, or to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.

A person may be regarded as having abused their position even though their conduct consisted of an omission rather than an act.