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I’m Shane, the founder and managing director of Trade Risk.

I started Trade Risk in 2010 as a one-man-band and have built it into an award-winning operation with thousands of clients throughout Australia.

I’m married with three young children and my passions outside of family and business include cars and, oddly, number plates…

After a decade in financial services I saw a gap for good quality insurance advice for tradies, and importantly, delivered in a way that suited the tradie rather than the broker or adviser.

That’s why we’re big on electronic communication such as phone and email, and why so many tradies comment on how easy to deal with we are.

I’ve been lucky to pick up a few personal accolades along the way, which are as much about my team as they are about me:

In The Press

Thanks to the success of Trade Risk I’ve been quoted in various publications regarding insurance and the trades:

I even used to write about the industry for Adviser Voice. You can check out some of my articles here.


I’ve managed to get my mug on TV a few times, but to speak about my other odd passion, number plates…

I was interviewed on The Project about a number plate auction, and also featured in a story on ABC News regarding a similar topic.

Shane Moore - The Project
Shane Moore - ABC News

I also managed to get the Trade Risk ute on the ABC news piece, which was a nice bonus!

ABC News - Trade Risk Ute

In print, I’ve been quoted in a few different publications including the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Domain and Brisbane Times talking about, you guessed it… number plates!

What does that have to do with trade insurance? Nothing of course, but no one has been willing to put me on TV to talk about insurance unfortunately!

I love writing about insurance and other tradie related topics, and much of the content on our website has been written by me.

You can find me on LinkedIn and Flying Solo.

Tradies Love Trade Risk

In 2017 Trade Risk was awarded a Gold Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    "excellent service and you always follow through thank you guys !"
    Entire Installations (Aust) Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Great service year in year out. Have been with Trade Risk for several years and find them the most competative in the market"
    Gerard Anthony Fox | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Easy to use website. Quick quoting and service. Good value."
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    "Excellent customer Service and very good for a small business, very approachable and nothing is too hard. Very competitive rates"
    Fiona Lee Joyce King | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "I renewed my acc. on 15/06/2020 and my certificate shows renewal date as 22/5/2020 So you basically charged a month from me when I did not need insurance due to not working ( COVID 19)"
    Johann Godfrey Van Tonder | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Always willing to provide assistance and information to make the process as easy and informative as possible."
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    "Very easy to deal with and prompt response every time, very thorough explanation of policy and terms."
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    "Just being bombarded with emails, driving me nuts."
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    "Easy to use and understand, their insurance is laid out in a format that the average person can quickly grasp. I needed cover fast and that’s what I got, simple."
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    "Great service"
    Scott Deem | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is I had no contact from Trade risk when renewal was pending to offer me their service."
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    "Thanks Trade Risk for the right insurance for the right price ><))))º<"
    Clayton Wayne Earl | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Great service, have used Trade Risk for years without any problems"
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    "thorough and keep me updated. they have been easy to deal with and emails answered promptly"
    Rick Didone | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "It is easy to get cover"
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    "Trade link was easy on line quotes sent back to straight away easy sign up"
    Anthony John Davenport | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "precise honest and a great site."
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    "Great and friendly customer service"
    Barry Gospel | Tradesman Insurance | Guildford
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