Consultant confirms that three directors were dismissed after planning move to rival firm
Consultant Currie & Brown has broken its silence on the sacking of three directors at the end of last year.
Last week Building revealed that Bill Booker, Myles Cameron and Ian McCallum had been dismissed after planning to move to Sinclair Knight Mertz.
Currie & Brown declined to comment at the time, but after the coverage in Building it confirmed that the trio were sacked after an investigation into allegations that they had leaked company information to a third party and tried to persuade other employees to leave with them.
A full disciplinary process ensued, resulting in a finding of gross misconduct against all three men. After their dismissals, Booker, Cameron and McCallum lodged claims of unfair dismissal. These have since been withdrawn.
A spokesperson for Currie & Brown said: “Following recent press coverage Currie & Brown believes that it is appropriate to confirm the circumstances surrounding their departure.
“All three employees were dismissed for gross misconduct.”
Booker, Cameron and McCallum have now joined SKM, which recently made an unsuccessful bid for Currie & Brown.
Building understands that at least one of the men had shares in Currie & Brown at the time of the SKM bid last month.
A source close to the men told Building last week that they had no connection with the attempted takeover, but had left Currie & Brown after becoming unhappy about the direction it was taking under Euan McEwan, its new chief executive.
Read how Building broke the story at www.building.co.uk/archive