Tory co-chairman created a “hostile environment” for female staff at “luxury lifestyle” firm

The co-chairman of the Conservative Party created a “hostile environment” for female staff at his “luxury lifestyle” firm, it’s being reported.

The Financial Times is reporting that Quintessentially, the firm co-owned by Ben Elliot, last year paid millions of pounds to settle a lawsuit brought by two of its senior female executives.


The High Court petition, seen by the FT, accuses Elliot of creating a “hostile environment” for the two female staff members.

Elliot once described himself as a “relentless, bossy fucker,” so this is perhaps not surprising.

This comes a matter of days after it was revealed that Quintessentially had been handed a £1.4 million government contract to help civil servants “network” with some of the country’s richest people.

Indeed, Eton-educated Elliot is the nephew of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and his company offers the opportunity to hobnob with Britain’s biggest nobs.

The Conservative Party has also been embroiled in a bullying scandal in recent days, with Home Secretary Priti Patel facing at least three allegations.

The nasty party is well and truly back.


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