Chris Evans, the new Top Gear television show presenter and former Radio 1 DJ, has been ‘revealed’ as a car salesman.
The Sunday Times reported that Evans and his wife Natasha set up Zimple Cars selling high performance classic cars three years ago. “It has been so successful that more than £6 million worth of vehicles were sold in a single year – almost twice what Evans brought in from his broadcasting and media work”, the paper said.
Zimple’s published accounts reveal 2013 profit before tax of £2.26m on turnover of £7.5m and the following year £2.43m on £9.7m turnover. Its profit margin went from 30.07% to 24.21%, and gearing from 272.56 to 211.66. It is, however, listed as a “provider of media services”.