Adnams Brewery is in discussions about leaving the under-fire Confederation of British Trade (CBI) after a string of sexual misconduct allegations broke.
Chief govt Andy Wooden advised BBC Radio 4 his agency have been holding conversations about withdrawing from the commerce physique.
It follows a number of company members, together with EY and Rolls Royce, who pay substantial charges to the membership physique expressing issues over the allegations.
Wooden advised the At present programme: “Reputations take many years to construct and moments to destroy, and the CBI have to get on with this and type it out rapidly, and restore our belief and confidence within the organisation.
“I’d say if there’s any scintilla of reality on this, I feel I can communicate 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 shall be exploiting the state of affairs, Mr Wooden mentioned: “I feel it’s proper that authorities has suspended communications with it for the time being. I feel it’s proper that the CBI has suspended communications and occasions.
“I hope that’s not political, I hope it’s to present the organisation time to get its home so as and restore its repute, and construct the belief and confidence of its members.”
He added that he might want to see the investigation outcome earlier than making any selections.