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Christian Nellemann

XLN Business Services

London, UK

Founder and CEO

XLN Business Services

Christian Nellemann
Christian Nellemann is the CEO and Founder of XLN. He is passionate about small business, and set up XLN in 2002 to champion their needs. A business that pools their collective buying power to deliver meaningful savings and is now the leading and fastest growing specialist in the sector, supplying essential services across the UK. Christian has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award twice and in 2014 he was inducted into their prestigious Global Hall of Fame. He also holds the BCVA CEO of the Year award and the CX Silver Award for Tech Entrepreneur of the Year.

Christian Nellemann’s Newsfeed

23 Jan 2017
Finding time in our diaries for giving something back

Careful not to get too caught up in the day-to-day of his business, Christian Nellemann explains why he's found giving something back so valuable.  XLN is a business that helps entrepreneurs grow – whether that’s through saving them money or providing free WiFi to grow their customer base....I’m always thinking of how I can help business to blossom in the UK. It’s a matter of personal and professional importance to me.

16 Nov 2016
The job my staff do is more important than mine as CEO

As the founder and CEO of a business with lots of customer touch points, Christian Nellemann explains why he's realised his staff are so valuable.....Understanding the value of what we do at XLN comes down to understanding the lives of our customers – and therefore, how we make their lives easier. So over the last month we’ve been pushing our understanding of customers further.

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Christian Nellemann’s Background

Founder and CEO
Jan 2002 - Present
XLN, founded in 2002 as XLN Telecom, is the UK’s largest independent provider of telecom services to small businesses in Britain having over 130,000 business customers across the country.
Jan 1999 - Jan 2005
Euroffice is the UK’s leading online provider of office products and services to the SME market, using an internet-only business model. Christian started the company in 1999 having previously been involved in building OfficePoint & OfficeStar. He sold his stake in the company to Darwin Private Equity in 2010 and ceased his involvement with the company.

Christian Nellemann’s Education

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
1986 - 1989