ELLIE THE LA BEAR
ELLIE THE LA BEAR PACKED HER TRUNK AND OFF SHE SET ON HER HOLIDAYS
Forget buffed up beefcakes and perfect pin-up girls - the calendar world has a new star..... globetrotting Ellie the LA teddy bear.
Ellie, the mascot of Aberdeen-based LA Recruitment, has her very own calendar charting her travels in 2009 from Poland and Paris to Hollywood and Cairo.
The calendar features the bear in front of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Pyramids.
Staff, clients and visitors to LA Recruitments exhibitions in 2009, including OTC in Houston and Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, were encouraged them to take the bear on holiday or business trips and photograph the cuddly toy in as many far flung places as possible.
Following in the footsteps of her cousin Paddington, Ellie has travelled the globe, spreading the word of the company while sampling a variety of cultures and customs.
LA Recruitment Director, Mhairi Preston, said: We thought this was a nice way to give a little something back to our clients but at the same time have a bit of fun and raise awareness of the company throughout the world.
We have had lots of photos come back to us from a wide variety of places, from Shetland and Sydney to New York and Newcastle, and we hope Ellie will continue to travel to more obscure places across the globe.
Copies of the calendar have been given to clients as festive gifts.
The pint-sized globetrotters travels reflects the global reach of LA Recruitment, which has offices in Doha, Qatar, Houston, Texas and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as at 173 Union Street.
LA Recruitment specialises in finding the best people for engineering, marine and technical positions across the world as well as accounting, finance, administration and commercial posts.
The company was established in 1983 to provide a recruitment service in the North-east and has expanded into the international market.