Jane Capel


I incorporated Think Smart People in early 2023, having successfully built up its sister company Think Smart Accounts since its inception in 2015. Prior to setting up Think Smart, I have over 20 years experience of managing Finance, Payroll & HR departments in the corporate blue chip & SME markets. I have gained a wealth of experience in a variety of roles and industries, including Seton House Group, Thomson Directories Ltd and Infor (United Kingdom) Ltd.

Prior to 2023, Think Smart's people support solutions were delivered alongside related mainstream accounting products i.e. payroll and pension auto enrolment support. As our Finance Client base has grown, it has become clear that there is an increased need amongst the small business community for support with both legislative and day to day HR requirements. This led me to set up a sister company for Think Smart Accounts which I have called Think Smart People. I have brought on board Lisa McCabe who is someone that I have previously worked with for her HR expertise and together we are able to support both our current client base and future prospective clients.

Both Lisa and I have a passion for helping small businesses by providing the support they need. We have the skillsets to be able to deal with all of your HR generalist requirements, which means simply that we can be your HR partner throughout your business journey.

See our Services page for a full range of what we can offer.


Lisa McCabe

People & HR Service Delivery Manager

Lisa has worked within HR since 1999 and has supported both SME and Corporate organisations. She started her career working in aircraft interior manufacturing where she was promoted through the HR Ranks from an administrator to the Group HR and Development Manager. Lisa managed the UK HR function and also supported the facility based in Xiamen, China. Whilst working within the Group she was lucky enough to travel to many of the subsidiary locations around the world including Germany, USA and Xiamen. Since leaving in 2012, she has held HR Management roles within Care, Telecommunications and Cyber Security industries.

Lisa is an experienced and highly motivated HR Manager, Business Partner and Generalist with a proven track record in all aspects of Human Resources in dynamic, confidential and challenging environments.

Lisa's focus is to work with both Managers and Employees to promote effectiveness and efficiency, meeting the Company's objectives and values by using a "hands on" approach ensuring legal and accreditation compliance in the Company's activities.



Happiness Partner

Nells supports the Think Smart's Teams happiness by wandering around the office, swapping cuddles for treats. If nothing else, she makes a great sweeper-upper