Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is investing £650m in its design centre for mobile phones and a global audit centre in the UK.
Maker of modular buildings Portakabin has invested £6m in a new manufacturing facility at its international headquarters in York.
Dutch supercar company Spyker NV will receive millions of euros in investment from a Chinese car manufacturer to develop three separate car markets including a luxury SUV first launched as a concept in 2006.
Planners at Torbay Council gave a green light to a project to build a new medical manufacturing facility that could create 70 jobs in Paignton, South Devon.
A key automotive supplier has announced a £12m investment into its UK facilities.
After its purchase of Norwegian Seals earlier this week, industrial belting firm Fenner is to buy specialist hose manufacturer Mandals and Florida-based American Industrial Plastics.
A flurry of new contacts were announced at the London 2012 Business Summit yesterday, including a £60m pledge from BP to finance an International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM).