XLN Telecom Listed a Finalist in the London Business Awards

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London based XLN Telecom were today named as finalists in the 2010 London Business Awards “Best Company” category. The London Business Awards 2010 in association with HSBC will be taking place on the 24th November 2010 at Planit Embankment Gardens. XLN Telecom has been listed as finalists in 10 separate awards this year, ranging from Customer Focus, Telecom Reseller, Best Company, Fast Growth and Marketing Excellence and winning 6 awards outright so far. Sales of the telecom provide rose 40% last year from £36m to £54m and XLN created 60 new jobs during the year.

There is no doubt that the wealth of young talent in and around London has provided a significant boost for our business, which started 8 years ago and now employs over 200 people here in London.

London based XLN Telecom were today named as finalists in the 2010 London Business Awards “Best Company” category.

The London Business Awards 2010 in association with HSBC will be taking place on the 24th November 2010 at Planit Embankment Gardens.

XLN Telecom has been listed as finalists in 10 separate awards this year, ranging from Customer Focus, Telecom Reseller, Best Company, Fast Growth and Marketing Excellence and winning 6 awards outright so far. Sales of the telecom provider rose 40% last year from £36m to £54m and XLN created 60 new jobs during the year.

XLN recently completed a secondary buyout backed by the leading mid cap private equity firm ECI Partners and creating an increased number of employee shareholders.

Christian Nellemann, Founder and Group CEO of XLN Telecom, remarked:
“We have customers in just about every postcode in the UK and offices in Manchester and Birmingham though London remains our home. There is no doubt that the wealth of young talent in and around London has provided a significant boost for our business, which started 8 years ago and now employs over 200 people here in London. With an average age of just 23, the team at XLN must be one of the youngest anywhere, representing a whole generation of talent. We are delighted to be nominated in the Best Company category as this reflects the hard work and efforts of the whole team here. ”

Founded in 2002, XLN specialises in providing small businesses in the UK with high quality, low-cost fixed-line, mobile and internet services. In the last three years, XLN’s revenues have grown substantially from £27 million in 2006/2007 to over £54 million in 2009/2010. In the last year, the company successfully acquired and integrated One Bill into its operations.

About XLN
XLN is committed to providing the lowest cost telecom services and highest customer service levels to the UK’s small business community. Founded in 2002, XLN is now the UK’s largest independent provider of telecom services to small businesses in Britain having over 115,000 business customers across the country. In 2007, XLN was ranked as the highest placed telco company in The Sunday Times Tech Track and was listed for a second consecutive year in 2008. In 2009, the company was a finalist in the Customer Focus Award category of the National Business Awards. In the same year, XLN achieved CarbonNeutral® status, making it one of the first companies in its sector to earn this certification. In 2010, Christian Nellemann, founder and Group CEO was the winner of the UK Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Business Products and Services, becoming the first person to win this award twice following his success in 2006.

Contact details
Christian Nellemann (XLN Telecom): 020 7793 5533

Toby Hall (gth media): 020 3103 3903
Jonathan Kinsella (gth media): 020 3103 3904

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