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Founded by Peter French MBE, managing director, in 1986, SSR® provides specialist recruitment and selection services to a majority of the UK and European top 500 companies and enjoys an enviable reputation in the supply of recruitment and staffing solutions.

SSR® was voted the global Security Recruitment Consultancy of the Year. The Award was presented “to the recruitment consultancy that has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism in dealing with client organisations and potential appointees for security-specific roles across all of the major business sectors”. Judges were unanimous in their praise .for the leading position SSR® holds in such a diverse global sector

An ISO 9001:2008 company. SSR® prides itself on staff retention which ensures continuity of knowledge and expertise.  As a result of this retention, many of our clients work with the same consultant over decades, across employers and throughout their careers (receiving a truly personalised service).

Recognised as a source of information, SSR®‘s management team is frequently found quoted in the professional press covering subjects ranging from trends, recruitment strategy and specific selection advice.  Our highly trained consultants, themselves often accredited members of the REC, provide free and impartial advice on salary packages and strategies for career development.

This web site provides job seekers with immediate access to live vacancies, employers a portal to each of SSR®‘s micro web sites (reflecting their principle professions:  Security, Safety, Fire, Sales, Cleaning, Facilities & Building Services, Local Government and Composite Engineers) and all staff twenty-four hour access to their information and support services. 

The Board of Directors comprises

Peter J French

Peter French MBE, Managing Director

Peter French MBE CPP FSyl  is Managing Director of SSR® Personnel. He holds a number of non-executive posts advising on human resource planning, motivation and psychometrics. A Past Master and Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  He has with the Security Benevolent Fund undertaken to engage the security industry to look after their former employees,  who through ill health and other circumstances,  need assistance as their lives are disrupted through no fault of their own. With a dedicated team of Volunteers he organises the WCoSP Spring Dance that had by 2018 raised over £450,000 for good causes. 


Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson,  Director of Contract & Technical

Jeff Johnson joined SSR® in1990 following a career in the electronic security industry which took him from Engineer to Operations Director, with such companies as STC, ADT and Britannia, where he was involved in the design, sales and installation of some of the largest and most prestigious security projects in the UK, including BTi Goonhilly Down and 12 Kensington Palace Gardens. Jeff has the day to day responsibility for his department which operates world-wide, providing technical personnel to a cross section of commercial companies. 

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Yasmeen Stratton

Yasmeen Stratton, Director of Security and Protection Recruitment

Yasmeen Stratton FIRP joined SSR® in 1991 and has been managing a highly successful team of recruiters operating within the corporate security management sectors since 1996. Yasmeen is experienced at an operational level in managing multi-skilled projects and coordinating significant numbers of recruitment initiatives. Winner of 2016 Woman in Security award, for contribution to industry.

Yasmeen is the current secretary for the OSAC Executive Council of London, a Fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, member of ASIS and of The Security Institute. Qualified with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and trained with Thomas International to administer psychometric tests to both levels A and B and the full TI assessment tools.



John Smith

John Smith, CSO Board Advisor

Appointed in 2013 he was Director of Group Resilience at Prudential plc. His portfolio at Prudential included political and security risk, physical, operational and IT security, information risk, financial crime including money laundering control, anti-corruption, fraud prevention and investigation, disaster and crisis management, business recovery and privacy. His particular interests are international terrorism, pressure groups, information risk, incident and crisis management and the development of emerging leaders in the security profession. He is also a trustee of Hostage UK ( He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and of Manchester University where he read psychology.



Andrew Hudson

Andrew J Hudson, Director Middle East

Andrew Hudson is an experienced recruitment manager, working from Dubai since 2004. He has enjoyed working as a senior manager of a multi-national security company, managing their ‘in-house’ recruitment service. Due to it’s success, this became a ‘stand alone’ business with Andrew as it’s CEO. It soon expanded to cover a wide variety of sectors internationally – operating in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Andrew has been involved in international project recruitment, Executive Search, Employee outsourcing (with over 4,000staff members on his payroll) and training services, amongst other things. Although Andrew has experience working within a wide range of sectors, his primary focus has always been on the Security Industry.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has an MSc in Psychology and Criminology and holds level ‘A’ Accreditation for Psychometric testing.