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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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    "I still haven't received my insurance certificate."
    Ashley Peter Bolger | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Jennifer Steger is so easy to work with, always finds me the best deal and because I’m hopeless with the paperwork she politely follows me up and makes sure I get it done on time."
    Common Sense Project Solutions Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Fast response and turn around - highly recommend Trade risk!"
    Herbal Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Excellent customer service from the account manager..flexible to insurance requirements and quick to respond"
    Andrew James Tims | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Ive had insurance with this crowd in the past. I went to renew my membership in the past as I had let it lapse a couple of months. The price went up 30% so I didn't go with them. Then 3 months later I go back to there website and I get my insurance again for the same as original."
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    "good service"
    Hansford Projects Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Great service as always. Would recommend."
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    "Good service"
    Build it up constructions | Tradesman Insurance | Ipswich
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    "I needed urgent cover and Helen at Trade Risk was so helpful and had me covered at a really competitive rate. Details of the cover were explained so I am confident I have the cover I need. I would definitely recommend Trade Risk."
    Tim Billing | Tradesman Insurance | Brisbane
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    "The best Insurance"
    Ondrej Balogh | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Good service"
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    "Good very easy to get a policy"
    Ricky P Jamieson | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Great service will recommend to others."
    Jason Edward Styles | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "The process of renewal of my Trade Risk seemed to be done efficiently and timely!"
    Cornerstone Tiling Pty Ltd ATF PS.23 Family Trust | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Reasonable prices efficient and friendly staff"
    Ian Spicer | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "There was a problem with the account details and just a quick phone call and as I was away at work no threats just please fix it when you get back they could have made a big deal out of nothing but didn't and I feel that is great customer service."
    Matthew John Mcgee | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Great service"
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    "I contacted you regarding my policy ,no one got back to me then the policy expired and my customers started contacting me ,we lost work because we were not insured ,a lot of our work comes from ambulance Victoria , they stoped writing purchase orders to use because of it . then we asked for another quote for on hook insurance for our crane truck same thing again no follow up and no quote."
    Bayside Machinery Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance | Mallacoota Victoria
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