Edward Davenport released the following statement following the lifting of reporting restrictions on 5 October 2011:
“I was shocked and dismayed to be convicted for my alleged involvement in a fraud involving Gresham Limited.
This is a matter that I have denied throughout and have already lodged an appeal against this conviction at the Royal Courts of Justice (ref 201103357D3); detailed grounds of appeal have been drafted and filed by my legal team.
During the relevant period I was involved in numerous successful business transactions.
Since the age of 16 I have been a successful entrepreneur; as well as being an event and party promoter I have invested in many successful business ventures and will continue to do so.
Regardless of this setback my business interests remain unaffected with a strong management team in place to ensure that they continue to flourish. This team will also ensure that the charities I support do not suffer during this difficult time.
I will continue to make every effort to prove my innocence and I look forward to my case being considered by the Court of Appeal and being able to clear my name.”
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