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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.

  • "user friendly"
    Matthew Chris Pinney | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Efficient, prompt and no fuss approach to handling our insurance needs."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "As a small business owner in the complex Telecommunications Industry TRADE RISK have assisted the complexities for our business. I shall recommend TRADE RISK to all my business partners. LOGREEN"
    Logreen Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance | MELBOURNE VICTORIA
  • "Excellent service."
    Ozi Sheds Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Easy to obtain quote. clear information and fast to set up. Can rest assured that l have cover, hopefully never need to use it."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Efficient and well priced. Thank you."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "My contact Cheryl was very helpful and explained everything to me in easy terms. She was friendly and made me feel at ease and answered my many questions immediately. Thank you"
    Heeney Homes Pty Ltd T/As Heeney Homes Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Good value with very simple and easy steps to follow, got prompt response also. Very happy overall."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Easy to deal with."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Prompt, friendly and informative."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Brilliant service."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "great customer service marred by requests to do stupid polls like this one"
    Christopher Francis Gould | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Good service and price. Will try all products."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • ".........."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Reminder of policy expiring, prompt service and good price"
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "I think that trade risk's customer service was excellent. They are really friendly and polite. Followed up really well."
    Daniel Phillips | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Fast and easy"
    Gantulga Davaasuren | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "I've dealt with this company for a few years now - from the very start they've always efficient and fast... they sort out the paper work that other companies leave the customer to wade through. In a nutshell they save me buckets of time... and time is money. They also save me the aggravation of the paperwork and the back-and-forth that is so common with many insurance companies.."
    Saxon James Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
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