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 number 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 At present programme: “Reputations take a long time to construct and moments to destroy, and the CBI have to get on with this and kind it out rapidly, and restore our belief and confidence within the organisation.
“I’d say if there may be any scintilla of reality on this, I feel 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 might be exploiting the scenario, Mr Wooden stated: “I feel it’s proper that authorities has suspended communications with it in the meanwhile. 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 end result earlier than making any choices.