According to two major business lobby groups, the CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce, the UK economy is in good health.
The CBI reported growth reached a record high in May, marking the best reading since it began gathering data back in 2003.
The BCC also uploaded its growth forecast for 2014, from 2.8% to 3.1%. If this is achieved it could be the highest rate since pre-crisis 2007.
Sectors including retails sales and professional and consumer services did well in the first three months, while other sectors such as manufacturing output continued to grow at a "solid pace".
Andrew Graham, the chief executive of wallpaper manufacturer Graham and Brown said: The economy is improving, but that is from a very low base.
"I think we are just starting to see recovery. As a business, we have started investing seriously again over the last 12 months."
John Longworth, the BCC's official director general added: "Our forecast confirms that Britain is leading, rather than following, ther major economies when it comes to short-term growth, which is great news.
"But make no mistake - we still have a lot of work to do."
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