Start-rite Shoes, the British children's shoe company, is said to be trying to raise additional capital to help fund its foreign expansion. Spayne Lindsay has been hired to look for an investor. According to Footwear Today, the company improved its sales to more than £24 million (€30.35m-$41.05m) last year and its profits are set to more than double this year to £850,000 (€1.07m-$1.45m).