Monday 1st September 2014: XLN, the UK’s leading essential services provider to small business, is to create up to 300 new jobs in Sheffield as part of a company-wide expansion to raise XLN’s profile in the marketplace.
The move represents an investment IRO of £40m in employment within Sheffield and the surrounding areas over the coming 5 years. XLN is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK and supplies Phone Lines, Broadband, Mobile, Card Processing, and Energy exclusively to the UK’s rapidly growing small business community. They are the backbone of Britain, the Heroes of the Economy, and XLN dedicate their expert service and low cost solutions entirely to them. With 4.6million SME’s accounting for 96% of all business in Great Britain, they are responsible for the generation of £311 billion in 2013 alone.
XLN has acquired a state of the art 14,000 sq ft area at One North Bank in Sheffield City Centre as a new base expanding on its sales and account management teams. Interest in the new roles is expected to be high as unlike most call centre environments XLN offer attractive Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm hours to allow all employees the freedom of the weekend. Founder & CEO, said: “XLN has been based in London since 2002 and we have built up a very successful business, already employing around 250 staff. Our brand new office in Sheffield is set to double that and will enable us to create an exciting, modern environment for new additions to the XLN team in keeping with the dynamic, growing company we are. Sheffield’s highly regarded University and reputation as a growing business hub in the UK also makes it an ideal base for the growing XLN team; it’s a vibrant city and we’re very excited about the opportunities this move will create.”
Councillor Leigh Bramall, Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development at Sheffield City Council, said: “I am pleased that the team at Creative Sheffield has worked very closely with XLN in recent months in order to bring this exciting company to the city and therefore create fresh job opportunities for Sheffield people. This move is further recognition that the economy is on the up and that Sheffield has a top-quality offer when it comes to city centre office space and an excellent workforce.”