In 2016, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) made important strides in achieving its strategic objectives. Since our establishment in October 2014, we have invested considerable time in developing the structures required to create a dynamic and effective enforcement organisation with a 360-degree market perspective. This investment has started to pay off. We also undertook a significant recruitment programme across all functions. And in 2016, key large-scale investigations were opened into anticompetitive practices and behaviours across a range of sectors.