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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

28 Jul 2017
Most Brits would use the high street more if free parking was offered

Christian Nellemann, founder and CEO of XLN, believes that governments, across all parties, have consistently failed to address the issues independent businesses are facing. Christian’s next action comes in the form of a manifesto which aims to inspire the public and small retailers to lobby the government to save the high street.He says, ‘I have always been a believer in small businesses and am mortified at the lack of support they have received from governments. XLN has helped where we can by cutting costs and offering free Wi-Fi , but those with real power aren’t doing enough.’

26 Jul 2017
82% of Brits more likely to visit local businesses if free Wi-Fi was offered

Having seen the boost that the free Wi-Fi project has given to small businesses, Christian Nellemann, Founder of XLN was inspired to compose a manifesto – to save the high street...Nellemann comments: “It’s always been our ambition to do more than simply save small businesses money. We want to help them grow too – and XLN Wi-Fi is testament to that. It’s levelling the playing field for small businesses.”

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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