Foreign firms have helped create more than 66,000 jobs in the UK in the past year, new figures reveal.
The 1,773 investment projects helped produce 66,390 jobs, according to the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) 2013-2014 figures.
The United States led the way with investment in the UK with 501 projects in the past year ahead of Japan, France, Germany, Canada, China, India, Italy, Australia and Ireland.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all recorded increases in the number of investment projects and jobs created, UKTI said.
Trade Minister Lord Livingston said it had been an "exceptional year" for foreign investment with record project numbers.