The BCC said it expected output to increase by 0.9% this year, up from a previous growth prediction of 0.6%.
It sees gross domestic product (GDP) for 2014 being raised from 1.7% to 1.9%, and for 2015 from 2.2% to 2.4%.
“The upward revision in our growth forecasts is encouraging,” said BCC director general John Longworth.
He told the BBC that many businesses were telling him conditions were not too bad.
“Businesses tend to say ‘we’re doing OK’,” he said. “Businesses are in fact doing OK – not great, but OK.”