Transportation finance company moving HQ here

Bibby division to join sister entity already based on Murfreesboro Road

A division of British holding company Bibby Financial Services is moving its home office from the Atlanta area to Nashville, joining one of its sister companies here.

Bibby acquired FreightCheck in late 2009. At the time, FreightCheck worked with 700 small trucking companies across the country, providing them financing based on their freight bills. Officials say moving the 11-year-old company to Middle Tennessee and alongside Bibby Transportation Finance — which works with larger truckers — will bring operational efficiencies and make it easier to work with clients as they grow.

"We've seen a rebound in the transportation industry and project promising growth in 2014," said Leigh Lones, CEO of Bibby Financial Services Americas. "This change will put us in the best position to meet the expected demand while maintaining high levels of customer service."

It is not yet clear just how many people will be moving here from Georgia and a spokeswoman for the company did not return a phone call to clarify. FreightCheck's LinkedIn page lists it as having between 11 and 50 employees. Bibby Transportation Finance's offices are on Murfreesboro Road near Nashville International Airport.