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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. XLN is 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

21 Sep 2017
My view: Apprenticeships are a great investment, woefully under utilised

Christian Nellemann, founder of XLN, writes: "I think apprenticeships are great investment, woefully under utilised. 89% of businesses who hire an apprentice find they benefit the business in some way, and yet 77% of all businesses don’t understand the laws and procedures involved.  That means there’s thousands of businesses with a lot to gain, who simply don’t know it."

05 Sep 2017
Majority of small businesses fail to understand the value of apprenticeships

According to the founder and CEO at XLN, Christian Nellemann, the government isn’t publicising apprenticeships enough. He called for greater awareness of the benefits apprentices can have for the UK’s smaller employers. “The cost of hiring one full-time employee is often greater than the annual profit of a typical British small business. But how do you grow if you can’t afford to hire anyone? It’s a concept that’s as old as any business idea,” added Nellemann.

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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