Candy’s former chief financial officer denies commiserating with Holyoake

The former chief financial officer of property developer Christian Candy's CPC Group denied expressing sympathy to a businessman who is accusing Candy of intimidation.

Businessman Mark Holyoake (pictured with wife Emma) is suing brothers Nick and Christian Candy for more than £100m, claiming they “coerced” him out of millions of pounds after Candy's company CPC lent him £12m to buy Belgravia Mansion Grosvenor Gardens House in late 2011.

He is also suing CPC and various CPC executives at the time of the loan, including the then chief financial officer Richard Williams.

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