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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 2020 Trade Risk was awarded the Platinum Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    "Reasonable value"
    John Alan Dent | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Extremely helpful and efficient service. Helped me throughout the process, even with silly questions, all on the day my insurance was due."
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    "I have been with Trade Risk for a couple of years. Their service is how I want to be treated so I keep dealing with them. They call me without fail every year when the policy is due. Great stuff. Should be more of it."
    Gary Rodney Latcham | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Australia
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    "Good ,friendly,easy to understand people"
    Michael Gardner | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Sydney
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    "So quick and easy no fuss"
    Damian Webster | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Cost effective"
    Joseph Francis Wynen | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Happy with there work kept me informed Was happy with overall results tgankyou"
    G Burley Plumbing Services Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Everything"
    Airlie Beach Painting Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Yes Good follow through from Demi Good premium"
    Richard William Morris | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Keisha went over and above to explain all the relevant info regarding my policy. Highly recommended."
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    "Trade Risk have provided all my business insurances for a number of years now. Their premiums are competitive and their service and support is excellent."
    Douglas John Hill | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Able to find reasonable and appropriate insurances"
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    "Trade Risk makes it easy to assess your insurance needs and organize cover."
    Alister Andrew Campbell | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Very helpful"
    Bruce Winton Lancaster | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "They took the time to access my business activities , to give me the best cover at a resonable price."
    Gary Lee Halloran | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Good service, fare price and proactive."
    ADJ Electrical (QLD) Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Trade risk make insurance easy, staff are very helpful and great to deal with. Thanks again."
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    "Yes can highly recommend them"
    Rodney Darren James Haycraft | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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