Ajit Nedungadi
TA Associates
James Newman
Financial Times - PWM

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

07 Jun 2018
iPass extends UK footprint with XLN partnership

“We are delighted to be bringing high-quaity connectivity to iPass users in the UK,” said Christian Nellemann, CEO at XLN. “Public Wi-Fi is an important part of our product offering and significant USP for us, so it is great that a large part of our footprint will now be accessible as part of the iPass network.”

05 Dec 2017
Lush Cosmetics, and why authenticity is everything

Christian Nellemann writes: All businesses nowadays say they’re innovative. They also say they’re green, ethical, and at the forefront of their industry in every conceivable way. The problem is, how many can actually prove what they claim?  What’s increasingly rare, but also increasingly refreshing, are those businesses that just get on with being progressive. They of course don’t need to claim – you won’t find the words ‘we are innovative’ on their website, because that space is filled with an example of something innovative they’ve actually done. 

View allHide

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