“Fusion” was created by the Asahi Beverages Group Finance team as part of their conference to bring together the businesses of Schweppes and Asahi as Ashai Beverages.
The overall image was inspired by the bottle – the simple product that they sell that delivers success in store, brings people together and excites customers. It represents the coming together of people and teams into the newly formed Group Finance.
The swirls of colour symbolise people, skills, knowledge, experience and passion, all blending to form a new colour within the bottle. The new colour represents Asahi Beverages. The individual images within the bigger picture symbolise how this new team will assimilate quickly and effectively.
We engaged Trish Shilton from the Mind Gallery to MC our conference in May 2014 that brought together a newly formed Group Finance team that included the IT function and brought together teams from across 2 separate businesses. Trish worked with the leadership team to shape the workshop and then arranged for “art” to be the medium through which the participants could engage, understand and then convey their story to support the overall outcomes of the day. It was a fun day and yet we managed to discuss some important issues. Trish brings great energy, enthusiasm and creativity in facilitating the session but also ensured we achieved the goals of the day. The artwork which came together by putting together the paintings from each team was truly amazing, and it now hangs proudly in our Head Office. Next to the painting are the stories supporting each team’s painting, so we are reminded of what we have all committed to do.