David Kern, British Chambers of Commerce chief economist, said the results suggested the economy continued to grow in the first three months of 2013.
The survey reinforces our assessment that recent gross domestic product (GDP) figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have exaggerated the weakness of the UK economy and the volatility in output.
If an announcement of negative growth in the first quarter is misleadingly described as a triple-dip recession, confidence will again be damaged unnecessarily.
He admitted the survey showed the UK's economic performance was still "inadequate", but confirms areas of strength.
More top news
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention following the broadcast of CCTV footage.
Government relaxes rules for retailer to test drone deliveries in British airspace.
The Hollywood A-lister cried as she gave a candid answer to a young fan during a Q&A at Italy's Giffoni Film Festival.