Christian Nellemann, Founder & CEO of XLN, the UK's leading essential services provider to small businesses, has won national CEO of the Year in the BVCA Management Team Awards 2015. The BVCA awards recognise CEOs who have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of their company, demonstrating strategic vision and aiding the overall development of the business. Christian Nellemann, founder and CEO said: “Receiving the award for CEO of the Year is fantastic news. I’m proud that XLN continues to achieve phenomenal success and is moving the industry forward thanks to the team’s innovative thinking, determination and vision. We’ve all played a part in the company’s ongoing success and as we continue to grow and expand I hope this success continues.” This year XLN was also named the UK’s fastest growing telecoms company by the BDO Sunday Times Profit Track 100 at position #85. Over the last year the company has had remarkable growth with a management buy-out in November 2014 which yielded ECI Partners a 3x return on its investment. The company also expanded both its offices with a move to Millbank Tower in London and One Northbank in Sheffield. The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. The BVCA Awards, produced in partnership with Clearwater Corporate Finance, are a year-long process of nominations and judging established to celebrate the achievements of private equity and venture capital-backed companies.