Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has appointed a team of advisers to explore options for his Office shoe chain, including a possible sale, it emerged yesterday.

Hunter's investment vehicle, West Coast Capital, said it has appointed Hawkpoint in the UK and boutique investment firm Financo in the US to handle the deal.

West Coast Capital bought the 124-outlet chain in 2003, and it is thought to have a potential price tag of GBP200m (US$304m).