Adnams Brewery is in discussions about leaving the under-fire Confederation of British Trade (CBI) after a string of sexual misconduct allegations broke.
Chief government Andy Wooden advised BBC Radio 4 his agency have been holding conversations about withdrawing from the commerce physique.
It follows a bunch of company members, together with EY and Rolls Royce, who pay substantial charges to the membership physique expressing considerations over the allegations.
Wooden advised the Right now programme: “Reputations take many years to construct and moments to destroy, and the CBI must get on with this and kind it out shortly, and restore our belief and confidence within the organisation.
“I’d say if there’s any scintilla of fact on this, I believe I can converse for all members that such behaviour is totally unacceptable and there’s no place for it within the office.”
Requested if “age-old enemies” of the CBI will likely be exploiting the state of affairs, Mr Wooden mentioned: “I believe it’s proper that authorities has suspended communications with it in the intervening time. I believe it’s proper that the CBI has suspended communications and occasions.
“I hope that’s not political, I hope it’s to offer the organisation time to get its home so as and restore its status, and construct the belief and confidence of its members.”
He added that he might want to see the investigation consequence earlier than making any selections.